Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals' Carpenter: Rosenthal's fielding lapse 'just can't happen' "A staple of pitchers' fielding practice during the early weeks of Spring Training now haunts the Cardinals in July after an opportunity to push their series finale against the Mets into extra innings Thursday was abruptly thwarted by yet another lapse in fundamentals. A day after..." July 21

  • Mariners, Cardinals team up for rare prospect-for-prospect trade

    CBS Sports "Friday afternoon the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals got together for the rarest trade of them all: a prospect-for-prospect swap. The Mariners have sent Triple-A outfielder Tyler O'Neill to the Cardinals for Triple-A left-hander Marco Gonzales, both teams have announced. It's a..." July 21

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Piscotty on disabled list, Sierra recalled

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Unwilling to play with a short bench during this long stretch of games, the Cardinals placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and gave him a chance to heal — and perhaps find his timing. Piscotty strained his right groin after making a throw in the ninth inning..." July 16

  • Stephen Piscotty left Friday’s game with a right groin strain

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty suffered a groin injury during the ninth inning of the club’s 5-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday night. Piscotty fielded a fly ball from Josh Harrison for the first out of the inning and appeared to injure himself on the throw from the outfield. He was..." July 15

  • Cardinals place Stephen Piscotty on 10-day DL with groin strain "The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain. St. Louis announced the move before Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. " July 15

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Paul DeJong sets rookie mark for extra-base hits in 3-game series

    ESPN "Paul DeJong on Sunday became the first rookie in Major League Baseball's modern era (since 1900) to record more than six extra-base hits in a three-game series, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He also is the first St. Louis Cardinals player to have more than six extra-base hits in a..." July 10

  • Report: Cardinals eye Jays 3B Donaldson

    TSN "The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in acquiring third baseman Josh Donaldson ahead of the trade deadline, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Morosi notes, however, that there have been no formal trade talks between the two teams. Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, is batting..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Cardinals promote Mozeliak, set to name Girsch general manager

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During a press conference scheduled for Friday, at the start of a lengthy home stand, the Cardinals will reward general manager John Mozeliak and respond to one of baseball's front office trends. The Cardinals have called a 2 p.m. St. Louis time press conference to announce some changes to the..." June 30

  • Cardinals Option Aledmys Diaz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced that they’ve optioned shortstop Aledmys Diaz to Triple-A Memphis and selected the contract of infielder Alex Mejia in a corresponding roster move. (Jen Langosch of first reported the news, on Twitter). The move to option Diaz, who sandwiched a productive month of..." June 28

  • Diaz testing out special glasses during drills "In an effort to help himself gain an edge defensively, Aledmys Diaz, for about the last month, has been testing out wearable technology that has previously helped NBA player Stephen Curry with his shooting and Bryce Harper with his hitting. Several times a week, Diaz dons a pair of strobe..." June 25

  • Cardinals Place Dexter Fowler, Kevin Siegrist On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed center fielder Dexter Fowler and reliever Kevin Siegrist on the disabled list, according to Jenifer Langosch of (on Twitter). In other moves, the team has optioned outfielder Chad Huffman to Triple-A, recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk and right-hander Mike..." June 25

  • Cardinals bringing back Grichuk after Memphis hot streak, per source

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During the press conference that should have ignited a resolute urgency around the Cardinals clubhouse, general manager John Mozeliak said at some point the team was going to have to bring outfielder Randal Grichuk back to the majors and have him "sink or swim." That time has arrived. A day..." June 25

  • The St. Louis Cardinals announce their first Pride Night

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they will hold their first Pride Night on August 25th. A lot of teams have Pride Nights, but it’s worth noting that the Cardinals are holding one given some bad press — some fair, some unfair — they have received in recent years when it comes to..." June 23

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Lance Berkman's 'Christian Day' plans with Cardinals blasted by LGBT community

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals have drawn ire from several LGBT voices for embracing former player Lance Berkman and allowing him to speak July 30 at Busch Stadium for the team’s “Christian Day.” Pride Center of St. Louis blasted the Cardinals’ decision in a statement issued to the online LGBT..." June 14

  • Cardinals release Jhonny Peralta

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals have released Jhonny Peralta. They designated him for assignment on Friday, but it was a mortal certainty he was going to clear waivers given that the Cards are paying him $10 million this year. If he was claimed, his new team would have to pay him. Now that he’s been..." June 13

  • 5 flaws that the slumping Cardinals must correct immediately

    Fox Sports "The Cardinals’ recent seven-game losing streak cost their Opening Day third baseman his job (remember, their Opening Day left fielder already had been banished to Class A) and their third-base coach his job on Friday, but curiously didn’t cost manager Mike Matheny his job – yet. Matheny, GM..." June 12

  • Cardinals acquire Sean Gilmartin on outright waivers

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals picked up left-hander Sean Gilmartin on an outright waiver claim, the club announced Sunday. Gilmartin was designated for assignment by the Mets earlier on Sunday to clear roster space for Seth Lugo, who is scheduled to make his season debut after dealing with a protracted case of..." June 11

  • Cardinals make changes to roster, coaching staff after going winless on road trip

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Cardinals return home after a seven-game road trip. Surely, they'd love to forget just about every moment of that trip, because they went 0-7 against two division rivals. Friday afternoon, general manager John Mozeliak called a press conference to discuss changes in the..." June 09

  • Cardinals dump Jhonny Peralta, shake up coaching staff

    USA Today "In the midst of seven-game losing streak, the St. Louis Cardinals acknowledged a "breakdown" in this most disappointing season Friday. And while they spared manager Mike Matheny, they shook up Matheny's coaching staff and bid farewell to infielder Jhonny Peralta - swallowing more than $6 million..." June 09

  • GM John Mozeliak: Cardinals are not a playoff team

    Larry Brown Sports "Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not sugarcoating things about his team’s play of late. Mozeliak spoke with reporters on Friday while announcing some moves and said that his Cardinals are not a playoff team. The Cardinals are on a 7-game losing streak and have gone 5-17 in their last 22 games...." June 09

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Albert Pujols hits No. 600, remains worst DH in the league

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols hit a home run on Saturday. It was a grand slam. It was the 600th of his career. Lots of people are celebrating it. Here you can see proof that Albert Pujols can still hit balls far But let me just remind you that beyond the pretty numbers — the 42 RBIs and 600th home run —..." June 04

  • Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

    Sportsnaut "The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game). La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles..." June 02

  • Cards send Randal Grichuk to Single A, activate Jose Martinez from DL

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to their high Class A team in Palm Beach on Monday when they activated outfielder Jose Martinez from the disabled list. Grichuk, 25, is hitting .222 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 181 plate appearances this season. Last season he..." May 29

  • Cardinals Place Kolten Wong On DL, Promote Paul DeJong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. His roster spot will go to infield prospect Paul DeJong, whose contract has been purchased from Triple-A. After a down season last year in which he lost playing time at the keystone to..." May 28

  • Piscotty leaves Cardinals to attend to private matter

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty left the team late Friday afternoon to attend to a private family matter at his home in California, the team confirmed. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the team did not intend to make a roster move to replace Piscotty, though that possibility could..." May 27

  • Cardinals trade Matt Adams to Braves to clear space for Piscotty

    Fox Sports Midwest "After five-plus seasons wearing a Cardinals uniform, Matt Adams is headed south. The Cardinals announced prior to Saturday night’s game with the San Francisco Giants that they have traded first baseman Matt Adams and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league..." May 20

  • Cardinals bring Jhonny Peralta off disabled list

    ESPN "The St. Louis Cardinals have taken infielder Jhonny Peralta off the disabled list, the team announced Friday. Peralta has not played in the majors since April 15. He had been seeing reduced playing time after starting the season with a .120 batting average before he landed on the DL on April 20..." May 19

  • White Sox, Cardinals favorites to sign top Cuban prospect Robert

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox and Cardinals are seen as the two likeliest organizations to land standout Cuban youngster Luis Robert, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Sources say the same to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. That’s not to say that other teams aren’t still involved in pursuit of the..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Betts plays leading role in Red Sox's victory

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mookie Betts did not waste any time Tuesday night in trying to build on his success from last week for the Boston Red Sox. Playing his first game after being named the AL Player of the Week for last week, when he hit .400 with four homers and 12 RBIs in seven games, Betts led..." May 17

  • Mozeliak active in Cards' pursuit of Luis Robert

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that he had spoken to Luis Robert, the much-sought-after, 19-year-old Cuban outfielder who is a free agent and likely to sign this month with a major-league club. Mozeliak said Robert doesn’t speak English and that he himself doesn’t speak..." May 17

  • Slumping Cubs get much-needed win, beat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Willson Contreras belted two solo homers Friday night in the Chicago Cubs' one-run win. Like most catchers, though, Contreras' favorite moment came on a play that potentially prevented a run. With the St. Louis Cardinals mounting a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning..." May 13

  • Pham, Sierra back Martinez as Cardinals top Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Tommy Pham and Magneuris Sierra may not know how long they will be with the St. Louis Cardinals, but they intend to make the most of the opportunity. The two outfielders were called up from the minor leagues last week because of injuries that sent Stephen Piscotty and Jose..." May 13

  • Cardinals prospect progressing in intensive care following brain surgery "Though Minor League pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon remains in the intensive care unit of an Iowa hospital three days after being struck on the head by a line drive, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak reported that the doctors are "very encouraged by how things are progressing." Poncedeleon..." May 13

  • Fowler gives Cardinals sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The St. Louis Cardinals have won a season-best six straight games, but their formula -- falling behind before rallying -- isn't popular with manager Mike Matheny. "I love the result and that we have what it takes to fight back," Matheny said after the Cards' latest win on Wednesday..." May 11

  • Cards prospect has brain surgery after being struck by line drive

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Daniel Poncedeleon underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after being struck in the head by a line drive Tuesday. Poncedeleon, 25, was struck on the right side of the head and was carried off the field during the Memphis Redbirds' game at the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Cardinals' social media miscue shows a misunderstanding of women fans

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' recent climb in the standings can be attributed in part to the improved play of a defense that will remain under a microscope all year. Perhaps the same level of scrutiny should be applied to the team's official Twitter account. The club hired a quality control coach this..." May 10

  • Fowler caps Cards' comeback vs. Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler can't throw quite yet. But he can sure hit. Fowler, who has missed five straight starts due to a lat injury, slashed a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth as St. Louis rallied to a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday..." May 09

  • After making history, U.S. Navy officer Harris receives his release from Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mitch Harris, who has made a professional baseball career out of defying odds, arrived at the Cardinals’ facility Tuesday expecting to step up on the mound. Instead, he heard he was no longer a part of the organization. Moments before the righthanded reliever was supposed to take a stride..." May 09

  • Martinez pitches, hits Cardinals past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After the English-only media left his side in the clubhouse, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez let loose with a wry smile and a joke in his native Spanish. "Maybe," said Martinez, after he drove in a career-high four runs, "they will put me in left field now." That..." May 08

  • Pham powers Cards past Braves in 14th

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Tommy Pham was disappointed when he didn't make the St. Louis roster out of spring training. After being recalled on Friday, the outfielder is trying to make it difficult for the Cardinals to send him down again. Pham went 4-for-5 and hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in..." May 07

  • Why Adam Wainwright should move to the bullpen

    iSportsweb "After a slow start the St. Louis Cardinals have been able to start winning ballgames more often. Players such as Mike Leake and Jedd Gyorko have had red hot starts to their seasons, but there are some players who have struggled. Long time Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is unfortunately one of those..." May 07