Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Albert Pujols to return to St. Louis for first time in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ homecoming to St. Louis may finally be happening at long last. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday that Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in June 2019. The three-game interleague..." June 16

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Cardinals' Luke Gregerson: Undergoes meniscus surgery

    CBS Sports "Gregerson (shoulder, elbow) had arthoscopic surgery to repair a torn right meniscus Monday, Joe Trezza of reports. Add a knee injury to Gregerson's growing injury tally, as he's already out with both shoulder and elbow soreness. " June 12

  • Cardinals' Alex Reyes reveals 1-year-old daughter is battling cancer

    Sporting News "Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes told reporters Tuesday his one-year-old daughter is battling cancer. Reyes, who recently found out he will miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his right shoulder, said his daughter Aleyka was diagnosed with the disease when she was..." June 12

  • Cardinals Select Daniel Poncedeleon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon from Triple-A Memphis. First baseman Luke Voit has been optioned back to Memphis in a corresponding move. It’ll be the first call to the Majors for Poncedeleon, who persevered..." June 11

  • Cardinals Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Nolan Gorman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have reached agreement on a bonus with first-round draft pick Nolan Gorman, per’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). If and when the pact is finalized, the nineteenth overall draft pick will receive a full-slot bonus of $3,231,700. Gorman, a high-school..." June 11

  • Carlos Martinez has lost all control since his return from disabled list

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The more that Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez struggles with his rhythm and his control, the more it seems that it might have been a good idea to take on one more minor-league start as he rehabilitated from the strained lat that put him on the disabled list. For the second game in..." June 11

  • Cardinals Designate Preston Guilmet

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced today that they have designated righty Preston Guilmet for assignment. His roster spot will go to infielder Greg Garcia, who was activated from the paternity list. Guilmet was only just added to the roster, making his first big-league appearance..." June 07

  • Cardinals' title-winning manager, Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst dies at 95

    CBS Sports "Beloved St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst has died at the age of 95.  "Red was one of the greatest Cardinals of all time, and a beloved member of the Cardinals organization for over six decades," said Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr...." June 07

  • Cardinals’ Ryan Sherriff Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals will be without left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff for the remainder of the 2018 season and for much of the 2019 season after the southpaw underwent Tommy John surgery today. Sherriff himself broke the news in a since-deleted Instagram post, though Derrick Goold of the..." June 06

  • Cardinals' Reyes out 6 months after surgery to repair torn lat tendon

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes will miss the remainder of the 2018 season and require at least six months' recovery following surgery to repair a torn lat tendon on Wednesday, the team announced. Reyes sustained the injury on May 30 in what was his first big-league appearance..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Cardinals Activate Carlos Martinez, Yadier Molina

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves today. In particular, the team has activated both ace Carlos Martinez and veteran backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list. Additionally, the Cards have selected the contract of righty Preston Guilmet, who..." June 05

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Cardinals Likely To Activate Carlos Martinez, Yadier Molina On Tuesday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals, 31-25 and firmly in the National League playoff hunt, are set to get back a couple of key reinforcements. Top starter Carlos Martinez and catcher Yadier Molina are on track to come off the disabled list Tuesday, per Joe Trezza of Martinez went on the DL on May..." June 03

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Cards' top prospect Alex Reyes (lat strain) goes on DL "A day after Alex Reyes' long-awaited season debut was truncated after four innings, the Cardinals placed Reyes on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. Reyes has a strained right lat, according to the club. The right-hander, who threw 73 pitches in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the..." May 31

  • Alex Reyes not up to speed yet, turning celebration into concern

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Up on the scoreboard at Miller Park, besides the zeroes they expected, the strikeouts they heard about, and the pitch count they’re going to scrutinize all season, was another number detailing Alex Reyes’ first start in the majors in 20 months. It blinked after every pitch he made,..." May 31

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Cardinals Activate Alex Reyes

    MLB Trade Rumors "As expected, the Cardinals have announced the activation today of young righty Alex Reyes from the 60-day DL. To create roster space,the team optioned reliever Mike Mayers and moved bullpen mate Dominic Leone from the 10-day to the 60-day DL. It has been..." May 30

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Former top pitching prospect Alex Reyes set to return to Cardinals on Wednesday

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are about to add a very big arm to their rotation. Next week, the Cardinals will reportedly welcome hard-throwing righty Alex Reyes back to the rotation. He missed all of last season and the start of this season with Tommy John surgery. Reyes, 23,..." May 27

  • Cardinals Activate Tyler Lyons, Carson Kelly; Place Greg Holland On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have made several injury-related moves, activating lefty reliever Tyler Lyons and catcher Carson Kelly while simultaneously moving righty reliever Greg Holland to the 10-day DL. The club also optioned catcher Steven Baron to Triple-A Memphis in a related move. " May 26

  • Fowler leaves game after being hit near knee "After spending a month as perhaps baseball's most bruised and battered team, the Cardinals appeared to be getting healthier heading into this weekend series against the Pirates. But they lost two more key veterans Saturday, placing Greg Holland on the disabled list prior to first pitch..." May 26

  • Major League Baseball told Kolten Wong to ditch Hawaii tribute sleeve

    Hardball Talk "Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Major League Baseball has told Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong that he has to get rid of the colorful arm sleeve he’s been wearing, pictured above, that pays tribute to his native Hawaii and seeks to raise awareness..." May 25

  • Cardinals Unlikely To Put Innings Limit On Alex Reyes

    MLB Trade Rumors "Alex Reyes’ rehab stint as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery has been the stuff of legend. The vaunted prospect has fired 23 scoreless innings with a ridiculous 44-to-7 K/BB ratio in that time and, in what is almost certain to be his final rehab appearance, punched out nine..." May 25

  • Paul DeJong could be out of Cardinals lineup 4-8 weeks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong showed up in the clubhouse for the first time on Wednesday after suffering a left hand fracture on May 17. He had a compression sleeve under a removable cast. Although no one from the club had offered an estimate as to how long he would be out, DeJong..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Marcell Ozuna oversleeps, arrives late, forces Cardinals to remove him from lineup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna, the team's cleanup hitter and a pivotal part of the offense, overslept Wednesday morning and did not arrive at the ballpark until after the game had started and he had already been scratched, punitively, from the lineup. Ozuna was apologetic..." May 24

  • Yadier Molina has resumed light workouts

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina needed emergency surgery to address a traumatic hematoma in his groin after getting struck by a foul tip in a painful place during a May 5 game against the Cubs. There was no recovery timetable given when he was placed on the disabled list because these situations are..." May 23

  • Cardinals To Utilize Alex Reyes In Rotation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals had been waiting to decide — or, at least, to announce — how they’d use rehabbing righty Alex Reyes upon his return. But GM Mike Girsch said today that Reyes will join the team’s rotation when he’s ready, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis..." May 21

  • Cardinals' Jordan Hicks throws MLB's fastest pitch of the year, clocking 105 mph twice

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals smothered the Phillies on Sunday (STL 5, PHI 1), thanks mostly to rookie Jack Flaherty's 13 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. However, a different Cardinal rookie right-hander pilfered some of Flaherty's bandwidth thanks to his ninth-inning encounter with Odubel Herrera. We..." May 21

  • Jordan Hicks throws two pitches clocked at 105 mph on Sunday

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Jordan Hicks hit 105 mph on the radar gun twice Sunday, becoming the first pitcher to throw multiple..." May 20

  • Holland's tenure with Cardinals off to rocky start

    Yardbarker "Greg Holland’s short tenure with the Cardinals took another disastrous turn Saturday when the once-dominant reliever got the loss against the Phillies, who scored twice on him in 2/3 of an inning. Holland, whom the Cards guaranteed $14MM after he went through spring training..." May 20

  • Injury-riddled Cardinals dealt another blow with Paul DeJong's fractured hand

    CBS Sports "Just when it seemed like the Cardinals' luck with injuries couldn't get any worse, shortstop Paul DeJong was hit in the hand with a pitch Thursday night. He said he felt OK after the game, but it turns out he was far from that. Friday, the Cardinals placed him..." May 18

  • Carson Kelly goes to DL; Cards will call up catcher Steven Baron

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Another day, another Cardinal bound for the disabled list. Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold reports that catcher Carson Kelly is headed there because of a hamstring strain. Steven Baron, a 27-year-old catcher who is batting .153 for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, will..." May 17

  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Transferred to 60-day DL

    CBS Sports "Wainwright (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Thursday. Wainwright will need an extended period of time to recover after aggravating his elbow injury during Sunday's start against the Padres. It appears as though the right-hander will continue to rest his arm for the..." May 17

  • Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (elbow) placed on disabled list

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with inflammation in his pitching elbow, marking his second elbow-related DL stint in the past month. Wainwright, 36, was activated from the DL this past weekend after a bout..." May 15

  • Adam Wainwright likely to go back on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright will likely be placed on the 10-day disabled list due to persisting pain in his right elbow, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Wainwright was activated from the disabled list for Sunday’s start against the Padres. Wainwright had a disastrous..." May 13

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • Cardinals place Carlos Martínez on DL

    KSDK "Ahead of Thursday night’s game in San Diego, the Cardinals announced they’ve placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Martínez on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from the Memphis Redbirds. According to a press release, Martinez has a right lat..." May 10

  • Cardinals buy ballistic cups from local fan after Molina’s injury

    Fox2now "Jeremiah Raber trusts in his product “Armored Nutshellz” so much that he tested it out on himself. In a video he posted on his company website, he’s shown in a forested area, standing by a tree, wearing an athletic cup with a target on it; then you here a gunfire and sure enough, the cup stopped..." May 10

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • Molina undergoes surgery, expected to be out for at least a month

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who underwent surgery Saturday night, will be out for at least a month. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed to the Post-Dispatch this morning that Molina underwent surgery Saturday night. Molina is expected to be sidelined at..." May 06

  • Some Cubs players will help Molina raise aid for Puerto Rico

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the exception of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, you won’t find a bigger rivalry in baseball than the one between the Cardinals and Cubs. It’s not as nasty as the one between the AL East powers, but the duels between the NL Central heavyweights can be heated at times. Fans can..." May 06

  • Reyes nears game action in elbow rehab "Top Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes cleared another hurdle in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on Friday, completing his final scheduled outing at extended spring training. The club plans to move Reyes to an official rehab assignment next week, marking the righty's first professional game action..." May 05

  • Cardinals to place Dominic Leone on 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals right-handed reliever Dominic Leone is headed to the 10-day disabled list, according to comments made by club manager Mike Matheny on Saturday. The team is expected to make a roster move prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs. No official diagnosis has been given, but there..." May 05