Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals climb over .500 by beating Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn thought he was leaving a bases-loaded mess for a reliever to inherit after walking Devin Mesoraco with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. Yadier Molina had other ideas. The St. Louis Cardinals' catcher ended the rally in stunning fashion with a pickoff of..." April 29

  • Cardinals wrap up sweep of Blue Jays with 6-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was a definite carryover effect from the opener of Thursday's day-night doubleheader to the nightcap. Riding the wave of Matt Carpenter's walk-off grand slam that capped an 8-4, 11-inning decision in the first game, the St. Louis Cardinals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the..." April 27

  • Stroman double sets up Jays for 11-inning win in St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Chris Coghlan called it instinct. His Toronto Blue Jays teammates called it unbelievable. Coghlan's unexpected leap over St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to score the tie-breaking run in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night might not have been the deciding..." April 26

  • Blue Jays-Cardinals game postponed due to our minds being blown over Chris Coghlan

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays for has been postponed because everyone is still trying to recover from Chris Coghlan jumping over Yadier Molina. Wait, no, that’s not right. It’s been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night..." April 26

  • Matt Carpenter suspended one game for bumping umpire

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter has been suspended one game for bumping home plate umpire John Tumpane when he didn’t like a called strike three in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Brewers. Manager Mike Matheny was also ejected along with Carpenter. " April 25

  • Cardinals' Wainwright does it all in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Adam Wainwright looked like vintage Adam Wainwright again Friday night, striking out a season-high nine batters over five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Wainwright had been off to one of the slowest starts of his..." April 22

  • Lynn, Diaz propel Cardinals past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals' offense is still sputtering but Saturday night, it produced just enough to make a winner out of Lance Lynn. The veteran right-hander scattered three hits with two walks while striking out seven in St. Louis's 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at..." April 22

  • Brewers slug way to victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals found out Thursday night what a couple other National League Central brethren learned in the past week: The Milwaukee Brewers' home-run bats are in a groove. Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Jett Bandy each clubbed long home runs as Milwaukee slugged its way..." April 21

  • Astros, Cardinals among teams interested in Cuban phenom Robert "The top prospect in Cuba is one step closer to fulfilling his big league dream. Outfielder Luis Robert, 19, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Thursday, according to a source. He will be eligible to sign with a big league club on May 20. Widely considered the second-best..." April 21

  • David Freese: 'I didn't care about my life' when playing for Cardinals

    USA Today "The World Series ring sits just a couple of miles away, in a bank security deposit box, but David Freese hasn’t even seen it, let alone worn it, in five years. The World Series MVP trophy is somewhere in his parents’ basement at their suburban St Louis home, still wrapped in a box, but he..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Leake, Cardinals shut down Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Like most of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates, closer Seung Hwan Oh hasn't been at his best in the first two-plus weeks of the season. On Tuesday night, Oh struggled again, but found a way out of a difficult spot and lifted St. Louis to its first back-to-back victories and..." April 19

  • Carpenter, Fowler fuel Cards in sweep of Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter gave the Pittsburgh Pirates life in the eighth inning on Wednesday when he dropped a throw from pitcher Kevin Siegrist that allowed Francisco Cervelli to reach on what should have been an easy putout. Carpenter took that life away later in the inning with the..." April 19

  • Cardinals GM Calling for Sense of Urgency "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said multiple times on Monday that "everything is on the table" as he and manager Mike Matheny seek to jump-start a team that had stumbled out to its worst 12-game start in 29 years. Mozeliak watched from home this past week with the same frustration and..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Yankees beat Cardinals for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first two weeks of Greg Bird's season hardly went according to plan. The outs accumulated and the batting average tumbled. Still, the New York Yankees never removed him from the lineup, electing to let the young first baseman work his way out of a slump that gets..." April 17

  • Aledmys Diaz on his love for sushi and 'The Ellen Show'

    ESPN "Aledmys Diaz shone in his first year as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals last year, backing up an All-Star campaign with a fifth-place rookie of the year finish. Diaz had been signed by the Cards as an international free agent just two years before, after growing up in Cuba on the same street..." April 17

  • Lynn earns first win as Cards end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn came into his start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night knowing exactly what was missing in his first two games this season. Coming back after sitting out last season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, Lynn got himself in trouble in the middle innings of..." April 17

  • Carlos Martinez delivers an all-time weird performance against the Yankees

    CBS Sports "Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez started in the Bronx against the Yankees on Saturday, and it went well. It also went badly. Mostly, it went weirdly. All right. To summarize, 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings is good, eight walks over that same span is bad, and all of it taken together is..." April 16

  • Yankees, Sabathia slip past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Neither Carlos Martinez or CC Sabathia could ever remember seeing a pitching line of eight walks and 11 strikeouts. The New York Yankees did just enough with Martinez's command issues and Sabathia produced a performance that is starting to become normal. While the Yankees..." April 15

  • Yankees edge Cardinals for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman is dominant against most teams, but when it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals, he appears downright impossible to face. Chapman turned in his 30th straight scoreless appearance against St. Louis by stranding two in the ninth to preserve a 4-3 win for the New York..." April 14

  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock diagnosed with bone cancer

    Sporting News "Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock was recently diagnosed with the bone cancer and has been undergoing treatment in St. Louis, the team announced Thursday. Brock, 77, was forced to cancel his April 25 Budweiser Bash appearance at Busch Stadium to undergo blood treatment for Multiple Myeloma...." April 13

  • Leake, Piscotty power Cardinals past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Mike Leake had not won a game in Washington since his rookie year in 2010, when his manager with the Cincinnati Reds was Dusty Baker. Baker was in the opposing dugout Wednesday afternoon as Leake spun a gem, outpitching Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer to beat the Washington..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Drew, Harper, Eaton lead Nationals' rout of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Dusty Baker, about four hours before the first pitch, had an easy answer for his much-maligned bullpen. "Score more runs," said Baker, addressing the media at Nationals Park. Baker was more than satisfied as his team cranked out 19 hits to crush the St...." April 11

  • Harper, Murphy power Nationals past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Manager Dusty Baker toyed with the Washington Nationals' batting lineup in the first eight games of the season, partly because of injuries and also to see who fits in the best spots. However, the veteran skipper has no plans to mess with his third and fourth hitters -- lefty..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Trevor Rosenthal Returns to Cardinals Before Washington Series

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals announced today, prior to their series opener against the Washington Nationals, that they have activated right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (right lat strain) from the 10-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following..." April 10

  • Reds take series against Cardinals with 8-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- At this time last year, Adam Duvall was platooning in left field with Scott Schebler, hoping not to get the call into the manager's office and hear that he was headed down to Triple-A Louisville. Now, Duvall is a National League All-Star, a 30-homer hitter and firmly established..." April 09

  • Diaz (2 HRs) backs Wacha as Cardinals shred Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals figured it was only a matter of time before someone lit the match on the figurative stick of dynamite their offense appeared to be in the preseason. Aledmys Diaz was all too happy to fill the role on Saturday. Enjoying the first multi-homer game of..." April 08

  • MLB finds no rules violation after ball sticks to Yadier Molina’s chest protector

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball won’t be taking any action against the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina after a wayward pitch stuck to the catcher’s chest protector during Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs. According to the official rulebook, the use of any foreign substance on a baseball is strictly prohibited, but..." April 08

  • Reds rookie Garrett wins first start against Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- In a baseball sense, Amir Garrett is indeed a rookie. But in a sports sense, when you've played big-time college basketball in Madison Square Garden and scored 15 points against Villanova, as he did four years ago, you aren't exactly a neophyte. "When I went out there," he..." April 07

  • Brett Cecil: 'I don't put anything on the ball; I know Yadi doesn't'

    ESPN "Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil has denied applying a foreign substance to a ball that stuck to Yadier Molina's chest protector Thursday and defended his catcher after the event went viral -- and raised widespread alarm over its cause. "I really don't have any explanation for it. I don't use..." April 07

  • Yadier Molina takes offense to pine tar questions

    Larry Brown Sports "Yadier Molina took offense to questions he received after the Cubs-Cardinals game on Thursday about his potential use of an illegal substance. The turning point in the game occurred in the 7th when Kyle Schwarber blasted a 3-run shot to put Chicago up against St. Louis 5-4. The lead runner was..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Schwarber's home run carries Cubs to win over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- A play no one could ever remembering seeing before Thursday was the catalyst for the Chicago Cubs' winning rally. Matt Szczur's strikeout somehow got him to first base when the ball got stuck on the outside of catcher Yadier Molina's chest protector, and the Cubs walked right..." April 06

  • Cubs even series against Cardinals with 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a chilly, windy night when hitting the ball out of Busch Stadium was impossible, pitching and defense ruled. The Cubs did both a bit better Tuesday than the St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago avenged a season-opening loss with a 2-1 victory. Jake Arrieta tossed six sharp..." April 05

  • Pedro Guerrero talks with family, friends after waking from coma

    ESPN "Two days after suffering a massive stroke, former baseball player Pedro Guerrero woke up in a New York hospital and talked to his family and friends, his wife told ESPN. Guerrero, a former slugger with the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, was hospitalized late Monday after suffering..." April 05

  • Wainwright: Safety was the reason for 'one of the worst pitches of all time'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The pitch Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright called “one of the worst of all time, by the way” had a protective purpose behind it. He would rather throw wild than wound his catcher. In the fourth inning of his first start of the season, Wainwright uncorked a pitch so wild that it bounced to..." April 05

  • Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty clears concussion protocol after being hit by ball

    ESPN "Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty, who was hit in the head by a thrown ball on Tuesday night, can return to action after passing MLB's concussion protocol on Wednesday. Piscotty left Tuesday night's game after being struck in the head by a throw from Cubs second baseman Javier Baez as..." April 05

  • Cubs-Cardinals postponed due to severe weather

    Chicago Tribune "Wednesday's Cubs-Cardinals game at Busch Stadium has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 12:45 p.m. Jon Jay was set to start in center field for the Cubs. It's a homecoming for Jay after spending his first five seasons (2011-15)..." April 05

  • Ten MLB players who will make new teams proud in 2017

    Yardbarker "There were a lot of crazy moves made this offseason. The free agency pond was full of talent which sounds great, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be frustrating. Still, guys found new homes. Some were reunited with old teams and hope to repeat a power-surged season and a few guys may..." April 05

  • Busch Stadium advertising panel to be changed

    Chicago Tribune "Second baseman Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs no longer will need to worry about the white advertising panel that caused a distraction in Sunday night's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The panel behind home plate that altered Baez's vision and turned a potential double play into a single by..." April 04

  • Grichuk walk-off single lifts Cardinals past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Asked what he liked most about Randal Grichuk's approach during his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn't hesitate. "I liked when the ball hit the grass," Matheny said. Grichuk's two-out RBI single to..." April 03

  • Cardinals, Stephen Piscotty have agreement on extension

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement on a long-term extension with outfielder Stephen Piscotty that will guarantee him $33.5 million, sources tell FanRag Sports. While previously handing veteran catcher Yadier Molina a three-year contract extension, the Cardinals have now solidified a..." April 03

  • Cardinals, Molina agree to 3-year extension

    KSDK "The Cardinals will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Sunday to announce that they have reached an agreement with catcher Yadier Molina. The deal is expected to be three years in length, according to the MLB. "It's something that's very unique," general manager John Mozeliak said. "He was..." April 02

  • Cardinals reportedly finalizing three-year contract extension with Yadier Molina

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It’s not quite as dramatic as Yadier Molina stepping to the plate and homering in his first at-bat since agreeing to the contract extension of his desires. But it is going to be close. Soon after the Cardinals’ Gold Glove catcher hit a solo home run in the first inning of Thursday’s..." March 31

  • Trevor Rosenthal To Open Season On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cardinals righty Trevor Rosenthal will open the season on the DL, Jenifer Langosch of reports (Twitter links). Sam Tuivailala will take his place on the active roster. St. Louis has three other righties heading to the DL as well: Alex Reyes (who’ll miss the year after Tommy John surgery),..." March 30

  • Cardinals unhappy with Kolten Wong's negative reaction to possible platoon

    ESPN "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak expressed disappointment over second baseman Kolten Wong saying earlier this week that he would rather be traded than be part of a platoon. "Overall, we've had a very positive camp, and I certainly don't want someone's comments to bring us down," Mozeliak..." March 30

  • Could the Cardinals be a fit for Quintana?

    Fanrag Sports "Word is, the Chicago White Sox believe the perceived favorites Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates have been largely “passive” in their pursuits of Jose Quintana. If that’s the case, someone else such as the St. Louis Cardinals could sneak in and grab Quintana. While the belief now is that..." March 30