Cardinals Rumors & News

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Wainwright joins bullpen, unlikely to start again this season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals intend to have rookie Jack Flaherty finish the season in the rotation, though they expect to have another, more-seasoned option available as early as Tuesday to provide relief, as much as needed. Adam Wainwright faced hitters Sunday morning at Wrigley Field in a batting..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Cardinals activate Jedd Gyorko from DL

    Fanrag Sports "Jedd Gyorko has not yet returned to 100 percent after suffering a hamstring strain in late August, but the St. Louis Cardinals infielder evidently feels healthy enough to contribute to another Cards playoff pursuit. The Cardinals activated Gyorko from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday but..." September 13

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Fowler exits with knee injury after smashing into OF wall

    ESPN "Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler bruised his left knee against the Pittsburgh Pirates when he crashed into the wall trying to catch a long drive by Adam Frazier that turned into an inside-the-park home run. Frazier's shot off John Brebbia in the seventh inning Saturday night hit just a..." September 10

  • Cardinals Trade for Pitcher Nicasio

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio (pronounced nih-KAH-see-oh) from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Eliezer Alvarez. Nicasio, 31, had joined the Phillies just last week (August 31) on a waiver..." September 06

  • Cardinals to call up prospect Jack Flaherty to start on Friday

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals traded Mike Leake to the Mariners on Wednesday, which opened up a rotation spot. The club announced that prospect Jack Flaherty will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to start against the Giants on Friday in San Francisco. Friday, of course, is September 1, which is when rosters..." August 31

  • Lance Lynn critical of Cardinals after Mike Leake trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be giving up on the postseason for 2017, and starting pitcher Lance Lynn is not happy about it. The Cardinals traded starter Mike Leake to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, even kicking in about $17 million of the $55 million still owed to the pitcher to make..." August 30

  • Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from the Cardinals

    CBS Sports "The Mariners have traded for Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. USA Today's Bob Nightengale was the first to report that Leake was likely on the move. We'll have more to come on this breaking news as the story develops. " August 30

  • Former Cards farmhand: 'It would have been OK to be an openly gay baseball player'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When pitcher and 28th-round draft pick Tyler Dunnington decided to leave baseball behind, he sent the Cardinals an email to alert them, suggesting student loans and debt as the drivers behind his sudden retirement. He quickly received phone calls from minor-league coordinators and other officials..." August 29

  • Jedd Gyorko exits game with right hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals’ third baseman Jedd Gyorko left Saturday’s game with a right hamstring injury after running the bases in the eighth inning. The extent of the injury will be determined pending further tests on Sunday, but a disabled list assignment seems likely after manager Mike Matheny told reporters..." August 27

  • Leake likely to start Saturday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have listed “to be announced” as their starter for Saturday night’s second game of a three-game series here with the Tampa Bay Rays. Many have interpreted that to mean that righthander Jack Flaherty, the top pitcher currently at Memphis, would be coming up to pitch on his fifth day..." August 25

  • Lawyers have taken over the Rally Cat Saga

    Hardball Talk "The saga of Rally Cat has taken a troubling turn. When last we checked in on this story, the Feral Cat Outreach center of St. Louis had taken temporary custody of Rally Cat and the St. Louis Cardinals believed they were going to obtain full custody. They had even planned a Rally Cat promotion..." August 24

  • Season over for Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, who needs Tommy John surgery

    Sporting News "If the Cardinals are going to overtake the Brewers and Cubs in the National League Central, they'll have to do it without their hard-throwing closer. Trevor Rosenthal was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday and will need Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in..." August 23

  • Piscotty may stick with Cards "Permitted to add a 26th man to the roster for Sunday's Little League Classic because of the unique mid-series travel involved, the Cardinals summoned outfielder Stephen Piscotty back from Triple-A Memphis. The roster move assured Piscotty only of a one-day stay, but president of baseball..." August 21

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Cardinals shut down Adam Wainwright with right elbow impingement

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of Thursday’s disastrous outing against the Pirates, Cardinals’ right-hander Adam Wainwright will be shut down from throwing for 10-14 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow,’s Jenifer Langosch reported Saturday. Wainwright was officially..." August 19

  • Adam Wainwright ain’t right

    Hardball Talk "Adam Wainwright was knocked out of yesterday’s game against the Pirates, allowing five runs on seven hits in three innings. For the second straight start his velocity suffered as well, with his fastball sitting in the mid-80s. This is not the Adam Wainwright the Cardinals are accustomed to and not..." August 18

  • Cardinals Place Adam Wainwright On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed righty Adam Wainwright on the 10-day DL with an elbow impingement, as’s Jenifer Langosch reports on Twitter and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had previously indicated (Twitter links). He’ll be replaced on the roster by righty Mike Mayers. It..." August 18

  • St. Louis shelter housing Rally Cat accuses Cardinals of ‘bullying tactics’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Rally Cat saga has taken a bizarre turn after the animal shelter that currently is housing the feline accused the St. Louis Cardinals organization of “bullying tactics” in its effort to acquire custody of the animal. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, a nonprofit organization, posted a statement..." August 18

  • Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to be examined for arm tightness

    Hardball Talk "Cardinal closer Trevor Rosenthal was taken out of last night’s game against the Red Sox after he gave up a big homer and a walk. He velocity was down as well, and Mike Mathney said after the game that he didn’t look right. Now the Cardinals are going to take a closer look at him, and he’ll be..." August 17

  • Cardinals' Mike Matheny pops off on umpire: 'It's not your show, man'

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals unraveled Wednesday night — with their play, then with their frustration — against the Boston Red Sox, blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to fall 5-4 at Fenway Park. Much of the unraveling came as a result of some questionable calls. Cardinals manager..." August 17

  • Veterans laid down the law, altered Cards' season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tired of sputtering along, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright moved to re-establish order. On the Cardinals last road trip, they summoned their teammates to The Precinct, a high-end steakhouse. To appreciate the Cardinals’ recent surge and their newfound belief in each other, it helps to..." August 13

  • St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Engaged to Trump TV's Kayleigh McEnany

    The Big Lead "Sean Gilmartin was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this summer after spending the first few years of his career in the New York Mets organization. Gilmartin is engaged to Kayleigh McEnany who was recently acquired by Trump TV after spending the first few years of her career with CNN...." August 10

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Helmet shield saves Cardinals' Wong from serious injury

    The Score "Kolten Wong is counting his blessings - and probably sending a note of thanks to his equipment company. The St. Louis Cardinals second baseman may have seen his life flash before his eyes during the seventh inning of Saturday's game, when Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo hit Wong in..." August 06

  • Pham slams Cardinals' listless offense: 'We're not good' "The Cardinals made it no secret that, in the weeks leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, they went searching for offensive help. They never found that match. And so, as the Cardinals try to stay relevant in a National League Central race that has them 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs, they're..." August 05

  • Fowler set to rejoin the team in Cincinnati, could be active soon after

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Center fielder Dexter Fowler has resumed baseball activities back in St. Louis at Busch Stadium and will rejoin the team this weekend in Cincinnati. Fowler, who has been on the disabled list with an arm strain, will participate in batting practice with his teammates and take part in all of the..." August 03

  • Cardinals offered Piscotty in late bid for Gray

    CBS Sports "Prior to Monday's 4 p.m. ET trade non-waiver trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics struck a deal with the New York Yankees that sent starter Sonny Gray to the Bronx in exchange for three prospects -- pitcher James Kaprielian, outfielder Dustin Fowler, and infielder/outfielder Jorge..." August 01

  • Mike Matheny complains that some Cardinals fans are “just so bitter”

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals are having a rough year, unable to break out of .500-level play and unable to make up ground in the NL Central. The offense has struggled and now, at the trade deadline, there’s an open question as to whether they should be selling off parts. Just not their season, it..." July 31

  • Astros eye Cardinals' Lynn as hacking scandal a non-issue

    CBS Sports "It's not certain whether the Cardinals will undertake a sell-off leading up to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline. If they do, however, than veteran right-hander Lance Lynn figures to be one of their most valuable chips. Yep, the Astros, still looking to fortify that rotation, may have eyes for..." July 30

  • Cardinals displeased with Molina's Instagram post

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. thought it was a "mistake" for All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to air his displeasure with manager Mike Matheny via an Instagram post on Thursday. “I thought it was unfortunate,” DeWitt said. “I think Yadi didn’t read the situation the way Mike meant it. Mike..." July 29

  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock announces he's cancer free

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock announced Friday that he has been told he is cancer-free. In April, the Cardinals said Brock had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. It was the latest health setback for Brock, whose left leg was amputated below the knee due..." July 29

  • Royals, Cardinals have discussed Lance Lynn

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Royals still appear interested in Cardinals’ right-hander Lance Lynn, though any potential deal might be on hold for the time being. Lynn is rapidly approaching free agency at the end of the 2017 season and has already attracted a number of serious..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Yadier Molina insists he’s not tired after firing back at manager Mike Matheny

    Fanrag Sports "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has spent his entire major league career with the National League Central ball club. However, it now appears as though Molina’s legs are finally starting to run out of gas … or are they? Cardinals manager Mike Matheny recently stated that the veteran..." July 28

  • Trade clock clicking as Cardinals play all angles, shopping and selling

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals remain in the process of generating a market and offers for starting pitcher Lance Lynn, even as they remain engaged in conversations that could bring in the bat they've been eyeing. Lynn is set to start Sunday, the eve of the trade deadline. The Toronto Blue Jays have had had..." July 28

  • Nationals scouted Cardinals' Pham, Rosenthal

    12 Up "With the days winding down until Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market is surely heating up. ​We've already seen several high-profile deals in the past few weeks, and the Nationals may be the next squad to make a big-time splash before time runs out. Sources say the Nationals..." July 28

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Dexter Fowler Placed On 10-Day DL, Harrison Bader Called Up

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist strain and have purchased the contract of rookie outfielder Harrison Bader (BAY-der) from Memphis (AAA). Bader will become the sixth Cardinal to make his Major..." July 25

  • Cardinals' Carpenter exits with quad tightness "First baseman Matt Carpenter hopes to be back in the Cardinals' lineup on Monday after exiting Sunday night's game with cramping in his right quadriceps. Carpenter was replaced by rookie Luke Voit in the bottom of the second inning of a 5-3 loss to the Cubs, after alerting the medical staff to..." July 24

  • As deadline nears, Mozeliak says teams know Cards are 'open for business'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The trade deadline usually offers a fair, unvarnished measure of what other teams think of the Cardinals’ talent in the minors and chances in the standings, and with July 31 nearing John Mozeliak was asked Saturday whether his peers see the Cardinals as buyers or sellers this summer. “They know..." July 23

  • 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