Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Mike Leake placed on the disabled list with shingles

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals have placed starter Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, with shingles. Which: ugh. Anyone I’ve ever known who has had it wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy." August 29

  • Two-run eighth sends Athletics past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a night where St. Louis Cardinals fans got to see the much-anticipated first major league start for rookie Alex Reyes, the Oakland Athletics spoiled the party, thanks to their pitching. Starter Zach Neal and three relievers combined to retire the last 17 batters they faced..." August 27

  • Cardinals recall Socolovich, option Tuivailala to Memphis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After Sam Tuivailala pitched pitched twice in three days against the Mets due to short outings by starting pitchers, the Cardinals needed a rested arm for the start of a three-game series against Oakland. They turned to Miguel Socolovich, who was recalled from Memphis on Friday afternoon after..." August 26

  • Cardinals' Weaver gets first major-league win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It was a more aggressive Luke Weaver that toed the mound Friday night in Busch Stadium. He didn't nibble at corners and give too much credit to hitters. Because he attacked more and minimized mistakes, Weaver is now the owner of his first major league win. Going six..." August 26

  • Cardinals pile up 19 hits, dominate Mets

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Stephen Piscotty stood in front of his locker and explained the Wednesday night game simply. "He might have left a few more pitches in the middle of the plate than usual," the St. Louis Cardinals right fielder said of New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom, "and we took..." August 25

  • Lugo exits early as Mets win series at St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The New York Mets are running out of time and starting pitchers at a dizzying clip. However, a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Thursday allowed the Mets to salvage a 5-5 road trip after a 1-4 start. New York took two of three in the series to move..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Mets' Gsellman beats Cards in major league debut

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Robert Gsellman's first major league pitch was smacked to the right-center-field wall. Most of his next 74 turned out a whole lot better. Making an unexpected debut after starter Jonathon Niese departed four batters into the Tuesday night game, Gsellman worked 3 2/3..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Moss' 23rd homer helps Cardinals rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The first ball St. Louis left fielder Brandon Moss hit on Sunday afternoon fell two feet short of being a home run, winding up in the glove of Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera. The one the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup hitter crushed in his second at-bat..." August 21

  • Cardinals top Phillies on Grichuk's RBI in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jedd Gyorko said it quite simply following his team's 4-3 win Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. "I'm a big believer that hitting is contagious," he said. Whatever Gyorko's got, his teammates caught. Randal Grichuk's double knocked in the go-ahead run in the top..." August 20

  • Hernandez, Hellickson lead Phillies past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Hellickson knew how long it had been since a Philadelphia Phillies starter completed seven innings. "I've heard it and read it," Hellickson said. The veteran right-hander went out and stopped it. Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run, Hellickson gave..." August 20

  • Wainwright: Taking PEDs is 'completely asinine'

    ESPN "In the latest Burning Questions, Adam Wainwright shares his insights on instant replay and performance-enhancing drugs, just don't ask him what his game plan is for his next start. How big of a problem are PEDs in today's game? Wainwright: Every time I think they're not a problem, someone..." August 20

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Cardinals Out On Carlos Gomez

    MLB Trade Rumors "While the Cardinals initially kicked the tires on Carlos Gomez after he was designated for assignment by the Astros, ESPN’s Mark Saxon now reports that there’s “nothing doing on the Carlos Gomez front” for St. Louis (Twitter link). The injury to Matt Holliday prompted the Cards to check in on..." August 18

  • Pham, Gyorko powers Cards over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With red-hot left-hander Jaime Garcia suddenly struggling to locate his sinking fastball, the Cardinals needed someone to pick of the slack and offer Garcia support. Several candidates stepped forward and filled the position. Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko slugged decisive home runs..." August 17

  • Cardinals beat Astros for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny leaned back comfortably in the visiting manager's office at Minute Maid Park and said he knew it was coming all along. The Cardinals' red-hot hitting continued on Wednesday afternoon in an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros. The..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Piscotty homer helps Cards earn split with Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals trail the Chicago Cubs by 12 games in the National League Central. However, the Cardinals remain in position to grab an NL wild card -- and they have to feel encouraged after taking the final two games of a four-game series against the best team in..." August 15

  • Holliday lands on DL with thumb fracture

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals have placed outfielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb. Holliday suffered the injury Thursday in the 10th inning against the Chicago Cubs, when he was hit by a pitch from reliever Mike Montgomery:" August 13

  • Cardinals snap Cubs' 11-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Two of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects were on display, and even manager Mike Matheny had to admit he was excited. And the offense backed up the rookies to beat the best team in baseball. The Cardinals scored six runs in the eighth inning en route to beating the..." August 13

  • Rizzo's walk-off walk caps Cubs' 10th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- A less experienced batter might have swung away in a similar situation. Chicago Cubs veteran Anthony Rizzo, though, stood his ground with bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to coax a walk off of St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Zach Duke that delivered the game-winning..." August 12

  • Cardinals LF Matt Holliday fractures right thumb, headed to DL

    SI "St. Louis Cardinals leftfielder Matt Holliday sustained a broken right thumb during Thursday night's game against the Chicago Cubs and will be headed to the 15-day disabled list, the team announced. Holliday was hit in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 4-3 extra innings victory by a 94 mph..." August 12

  • Adams' shoulder injury brings Grichuk back, again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals sent him down for a second time this season, center fielder Randal Grichuk readied himself for a long stretch of playing time at Class AAA and the likelihood he wouldn’t return until the calendar reached September. An injury changed things Thursday. He’ll get a chance..." August 12

  • Cubs roll past Cardinals for 11th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Matt Szczur made the most of his first appearance as the Chicago Cubs leadoff batter on Friday. But Szczur, who was 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs, has typically been a reliable performer wherever Cubs manager Joe Maddon puts him. "I show up for work every day and..." August 12

  • Matt Holliday is out and Carlos Gomez is available

    Viva El Birdos "The Cardinals have had a series of injuries over the last month or so, losing Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss, and Jhonny Peralta for a time. Then Aledmys Diaz, Matt Adams, and now Matt Holliday, who fractured his thumb on a hit-by-pitch last night. Holliday, who had started almost every game in left..." August 12

  • If Cardinals are going to make a move on Cubs, it's time

    Fox Sports "It's pretty much now or never for the St. Louis Cardinals. This week's visit to Wrigley Field for a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs may represent their last chance to start closing an imposing gap with the National League Central leaders. Or it may signal a realization that the..." August 11

  • Hamilton uses speed to lead Reds past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Billy Hamilton's speed might be the most fearsome attribute possessed in the major leagues, but it hasn't been used to its maximum during most of his first three full seasons in the majors because he hasn't gotten on base enough. But the Cincinnati Reds center fielder is..." August 10

  • Cards stun Reds with five runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha was lying down in the trainer's room as the bottom of the ninth inning started Monday night, three outs from absorbing a loss. Then the St. Louis Cardinals, seemingly doomed to a third consecutive home defeat against a last-place team, started putting runners on..." August 09

  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Leaves Saturday's game early

    CBS Sports "Carpenter, who recently returned from an oblique injury, left Saturday's game early, Fox Sports Midwest reports." August 07

  • Early outburst enables Braves to breeze past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Growing up in Sterling, Ill., Mike Foltynewicz was a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan who adored pitcher Adam Wainwright. On Sunday, Foltynewicz beat the team and pitcher of his childhood dreams. Tossing six solid innings and even pitching in with a hit off Wainwright,..." August 07

  • Cardinals hope to re-sign power-hitting first baseman

    Belleville News-Democrat "St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak was bullish on Brandon Moss in the offseason and remains in the same mode as the season matures into its fifth month. Mozeliak, in fact, said Friday that he would be open to negotiating a contract extension for Moss, a first baseman/outfielder..." August 07

  • Braves' homers help Hernandez to first win since 2015

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- As the best player on an Atlanta Braves team careening towards 100 losses, Freddie Freeman's rare struggles end up being magnified by the lack of production from his teammates. Saturday night, Freeman bounced back from a four-strikeout game on Friday night, and his teammates..." August 06

  • Garcia pitches, hits Cardinals past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After knocking in the only run in his 1-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves Friday night, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia was asked if he did that during his high school career. "I don't think so," he said, grinning. "I think I did it a bunch of times in Little League."..." August 05

  • Lyons out several weeks; Carpenter back Friday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ uncertainty about lefty Tyler Lyons’ health not only influenced who was available Tuesday and Dean Kiekhefer’s travel plans but also how the team decided to start Jaime Garcia on short rest this past weekend. A week ago the Cardinals learned that Lyons had pain within his right..." August 04

  • Finnegan, Phillips propel Reds in rout of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Walks have been a problem at times this season for Cincinnati Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan, an issue magnified while pitching in homer-haven Great American Ball Park. On Thursday afternoon, Finnegan wasn't handing out freebies. Finnegan allowed one hit with no walks..." August 04

  • Cardinals place Lyons on DL, recall Kiekhefer from Memphis (again)

    Fox Sports Midwest "Another day, another set of roster moves -- and another recall for reliever Dean Kiekhefer. The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday that they have placed left-hander Tyler Lyons on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with a right knee stress reaction. Taking his place on the..." August 03

  • Cardinals hold on for 5-4 win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- There's an old baseball adage which suggests relief pitchers need to have short memories. But his forgettable performance Tuesday night is one St. Louis Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh is choosing to remember. "A game I'll never forget," Oh said, via an interpreter. "The..." August 03

  • Schebler's 3-run HR in ninth sends Reds past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler wasn't sure if his walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night was going to stay fair. So, after remaining near home plate to make certain, a bat flip seemed like an appropriate reaction. "I didn't mean to pimp that way,"..." August 02

  • Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Diagnosed with hand contusion

    CBS Sports "Diaz (thumb) was diagnosed with a hand contusion, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports." July 31

  • Marlins win on Dietrich's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After a game-winning triple with two outs in the bottom of the ninth -- his first career walk-off RBI -- Derek Dietrich celebrated with his teammates, who yanked off his jersey. The shirtless Dietrich, listed at 6-0 and 205 pounds, revealed a sculpted upper body that caught the..." July 31

  • White Sox trade Zach Duke for Cardinals AAA outfield prospect

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox made their first move before the trade deadline Sunday morning, dealing veteran left-handed reliever Zach Duke to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfield prospect Charlie Tilson. The 23-year-old Tilson, who bats left and throws left, is batting .282 with four homers, eight triples..." July 31

  • Marlins roll to 11-0 victory; Rea leaves with injury

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins' 11-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night at Marlins Park should have been cause for celebration. But it wasn't. Colin Rea, who was making his Marlins debut after being acquired in a trade with the San Diego Padres, left after 3 1/3 innings..." July 30

  • Cardinals pound Marlins; Suzuki stays at 2,998

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Having tripled, doubled and singled in his first three at-bats, Kolten Wong knew exactly what he needed to do next. After his St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 11-6 on Friday night at Marlins Park, Wong left little doubt he was hunting for the homer he needed to..." July 29

  • Cardinals hand Marlins' Fernandez rare home loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dee Gordon's return was a dud for the Miami Marlins, but perhaps that was to be expected after the second baseman was out for 80 games. Jose Fernandez's poor performance, however, was stunning Aledmys Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals..." July 28

  • The Cardinals are looking for a top reliever

    Today's Knuckleball "The St. Louis Cardinals are a surprise new entry in the relief market. Even before former closer Trevor Rosenthal went on the disabled list, the Cardinals were looking around for back-end relief help. Seung-hwan Oh, aka The Final Boss, has done a terrific job. But Trevor Rosenthal’s slump and..." July 28

  • Wong double the difference as Cards edge Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kolten Wong's tie-breaking RBI double in the ninth inning Wednesday night made Adam Wainwright's evening. It made a lot more than that for Wong. "Tell you what, that was probably one of the top things that I've experienced in a while, man, just coming through in a big situation,"..." July 27