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  • MLB, MLBPA report no positive coronavirus tests outside of one club

    Yardbarker "On Friday, MLB and the MLB Players Association shared promising news regarding the latest round of coronavirus testing around the league. Per a joint statement, the bodies announced that only four of the 12,301 samples collected over the last week through Thursday..." August 14

  • Fernando Tatis Sr.: Cardinals had many chances to sign Fernando Tatis Jr.

    The Score "In what may become one of Major League Baseball's greatest what-if scenarios, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. very easily could have been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Even before Tatis signed with the Chicago White Sox as an amateur..." August 14

  • Cardinals coach Willie McGee, concerned about family and health, opts out of season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals, who haven’t played a game for 17 days, have had an opt-out. He hasn’t played a game this season or for more than 20 seasons, in fact, but one of the franchise’s greats is going home. Willie McGee, in his third year as a Cardinals coach, is 61 years..." August 14

  • Cardinals to play 11 doubleheaders in modified MLB schedule

    The Score "Major League Baseball altered the 2020 schedule after clearing the St. Louis Cardinals to play for the first time since July 29 following a COVID-19 outbreak, the league announced Friday. " August 14

  • Percentage of Black players in MLB still low, but there are signs of growth

    USA Today "It has been excruciatingly slow, tormenting Major League Baseball, creating skepticism and doubt anything will change. The numbers still are embarrassingly low, but finally there are signs of growth. “We live in a microwave society, and we want to see instant..." August 14

  • Cardinals' season to resume Saturday with doubleheader vs. White Sox

    Yardbarker "The Cardinals have been out of action since July 29 because of a coronavirus outbreak, but they announced that they’ll return to the field this Saturday with a doubleheader against the White Sox. That will be the first of three doubleheaders in the coming days for the Cardinals, who will..." August 14

  • MLB To Facilitate Alternate Training Site Data Sharing

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball is developing a plan to allow interested teams to share information about players participating in alternate training sites. Kiley McDaniel of reported the news (Twitter links), noting that it has not yet been initiated. At this point, it appears..." August 13

  • Friday's Cardinals-White Sox game postponed after positive test

    The Score "Friday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox has been postponed, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Major League Baseball is hoping the two teams can play a doubleheader Saturday, which would mark the first time the..." August 13

  • Who could move at the weirdest MLB trade deadline in history?

    ESPN "The Aug. 31 MLB trade deadline is still nearly three weeks off, but let's take an early look at some of the factors that will influence what might happen. Or won't happen. It's possible this year's deadline will be a dud for several reasons: lack of talent available, more teams..." August 13

  • Cardinals plan to promote top prospect Dylan Carlson

    Sportsnaut "The St. Louis Cardinals, who are in need of reinforcements following their COVID-19 outbreak, are preparing to promote top prospect Dylan Carlson to make his MLB debut. Carlson, the No. 18 overall prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline, has spent the early portion of the season at..." August 13

  • MLB in ‘serious talks’ about two-city postseason bubble

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball’s considerations of creating a bubble for postseason games are apparently growing more serious. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Wednesday that the league is in “serious talks” about a possible playoff bubble. The league is said to prefer a..." August 12

  • WBC to take place in 2023 with 20-team field

    Sportico "Major League Baseball has decided to move the World Baseball Classic from next season to 2023, a high-placed source told Sportico Monday. The announcement will officially come sometime after this COVID-abbreviated 60-game season and postseason. The only..." August 12

  • Which new MLB rules do we love and which should never be seen again?

    ESPN "The 2020 Major League Baseball season was going to be remarkable from the get-go for a number of proposed rule changes. Now that we're more than a quarter of the way through the season, we have a sense of how much these new rules have had an impact on the game. With that in mind, we checked..." August 12

  • Jeff Passan Calls For MLB Postseason Bubble "Last night, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Major League Baseball was considering instituting some kind of bubble setup for the playoffs come fall. Considering the lack of success in preventing teams from suffering outbreaks of coronavirus that sidelines them for days or weeks and causes..." August 11

  • Rob Manfred sees ‘path back’ for St. Louis Cardinals to play ‘credible’ season

    NJ "So you’re saying there’s a chance? Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred talked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday about the coronavirus outbreak on the Cardinals, who haven’t played since July 29 because 17 members of..." August 11

  • Jack Flaherty Allegedly Flew Out IG Model While He’s Supposed To Be Quarantined During Coronavirus Outbreak

    Black Sports Online "Unlike the NBA, the MLB is having a problem with COVID right now. The Cardinals have been a team that’s had one of the biggest issues dealing with COVID saying they admit that they came back too early and are going to have a more conservative approach dealing with the..." August 11

  • MLB considering bubble plan for 2020 postseason

    CBS Sports "Last week, CBS Sports examined why Major League Baseball was the only of the major American professional team sports leagues to forgo a "bubble" setup in its initial return to play this year. Most of the insiders who spoke to CBS Sports said that MLB would have..." August 10

  • Pitchers Are Dropping Like Flies, Evidence MLB Rushed a Return to Play

    The Big Lead "The Arizona Diamondbacks put Madison Bumgarner on the injured list Monday afternoon, as he became the latest in a large group of pitchers suffering injuries. In just 18 days, the IL has been packed with 56 pitchers, in the latest sign that Major League Baseball rushed the start of the 2020..." August 10

  • How should MLB handle Cardinals COVID-19 outbreak?

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals COVID-19 outbreak -- which has resulted in some team members needing trips to the emergency room -- grew over the weekend, and the team will be sidelined for its fourth consecutive series to start this week. On Monday, MLBannounced Thursday's make-up..." August 10

  • Cardinals-Tigers Doubleheader Postponed

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals’ next scheduled matchup will be postponed, per a league announcement. The team had been set to resume play on Thursday in a doubleheader against the Tigers. " August 10

  • Lane Thomas Tests Positive For COVID-19

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder Lane Thomas it the latest St. Louis Cardinal to test positive for coronavirus, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Major League Baseball had already announced the cancellation of the Cardinals upcoming series with the Pirates, meaning..." August 10

  • MLB postpones Cardinals' series against Pirates after more test positive for Covid-19

    CNN "Major League Baseball has postponed scheduled games between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates after additional members of the Cardinals' team and staff tested positive for Covid-19. The Cardinals organization told CNN Sunday that John..." August 10

  • Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in 'a few visits' to emergency room

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals have not played since July 29 because of the team's ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has seen nine players and seven staff members test positive for the virus. During a radio appearance on Sunday, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt revealed..." August 09

  • Monday's Cardinals-Pirates game canceled

    CBS Pittsburgh "According to a report, the Pirates game against the Cardinals on Monday has been canceled. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the Pirates’ flight to St. Louis has been canceled and so has the game... " August 09

  • What should MLB do with the St. Louis Cardinals?

    The Sports Daily "As professional sports are making a full return this August, we have seen spectacular performances in the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, National Hockey League, and the Professional Golf Association. Yes, there have been some positive cases of coronavirus in the four..." August 08

  • Cardinals' John Mozeliak uncertain about team's future amid virus outbreak

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak is unsure what's next for the team after three more positive COVID-19 results came back Friday. "I don't know what really our future looks like at this point," Mozeliak said, according..." August 08

  • 'In uncharted territory': Cardinals' COVID-19 outbreak has left nine players, seven staff members infected

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals believed all winter, and reinforced this spring, they had the talent and character to win the World Series this year. Now, they have no idea when they will play another game. The Cardinals will have gone at least 12 days without playing a game after..." August 07

  • Cardinals-Cubs Game Postponed Due To Additional Covid-19 Positives

    MLB Trade Rumors "12:25pm: Major League Baseball has officially announced that tonight’s game is postponed due to one additional positive test. However, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that there’s “concern” of a second positive test beyond the one the league has..." August 07

  • 1 possible Deadline upgrade for every team "The season is barely two weeks old, yet the Trade Deadline (Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. ET) is rapidly approaching. Teams around baseball have already been forced to deal with health issues -- both related to COVID-19 as well as traditional injuries -- that have forced them to adjust on the..." August 07

  • Here are the four wildest things about MLB’s COVID-19 schedule changes

    Yahoo! Sports "MLB has officially announced how it will address the schedules of the three teams thrown into chaos by COVID-19 outbreaks, and let’s just say the Miami Marlins shouldn’t plan for a day off down the stretch. The Marlins, Philadelphia..." August 06

  • MLB alters 12 teams' schedules to make up games after COVID-19 outbreaks

    The Score "Major League Baseball announced Thursday multiple schedule changes and makeup games stemming from the Miami Marlins' and St. Louis Cardinals' recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Twelve teams across MLB's east and central regions have had their schedules changed..." August 06

  • MLB players on how they've had to adapt, from no fans in the stands to no couches in the clubhouse

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown used to see his daily drive to the ballpark as an opportunity to make phone calls. But this season he has learned, as many of the team's players and coaches have, that it's best to stay quiet on his commute to save up enough saliva for..." August 06

  • MLB, MLBPA adopt sweeping changes to COVID-19 protocols

    The Score "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to several changes to the league's COVID-19 operations manual, according to Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal. The following protocols will take effect Thursday and remain in place for..." August 06

  • Kwang Hyun Kim Moves Into Cardinals Rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The next most burning question to how the heck the Cardinals got into this mess is how do they get out of it? Manager Mike Shildt had a few answers involving strategy after the Cardinals loosened up their legs and did some light throwing Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Korean lefthander..." August 06

  • Cardinals Purchase Contracts Of Max Schrock, Roel Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced four new additions to the active roster. Two of those players, infielder Max Schrock and righty Roel Ramirez, first had to be selected to the 40-man roster. Also coming up are righty Alex Reyes and southpaw Genesis Cabrera. " August 05

  • Rob Manfred: MLB protocols working despite setbacks

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred believes the health protocols the league has in place are working despite outbreaks of coronavirus on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. He's calling for "vigilance" from all parties, though the league..." August 05

  • If the Braves try to replace Mike Soroka via trade, which pitchers might be available?

    CBS Sports "The Braves suffered a pretty sizable blow on Monday night, when young ace Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon. He will miss the rest of the season and 2021 might even be impacted. Word from the front office is the Braves are going to try to replace him internally, but..." August 05

  • Theo Epstein: Only MLB, Cardinals can predict if Cubs will play at St. Louis

    NBC Sports Chicago "Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said even he doesn’t have the information to predict if the Cubs will play at St. Louis this weekend. “Because of the confidential nature of these things at this point,” Epstein said, “the only people who..." August 04

  • MLB to use 28-man rosters for rest of season and playoffs

    The Score "Major League Baseball is tweaking its pandemic-related rules once again. Effective Thursday, all active rosters will be reduced from 30 players to 28 and will remain at that number for both the balance of the regular season and the playoffs, a source told Ken Rosenthal of The..." August 04

  • Jeff Passan: MLB could consider a bubble format for the playoffs

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball is only a few weeks into its season but it's already struggling, as multiple teams have experienced coronavirus outbreaks, causing the schedule to be thrown into a frenzy. Many have said the MLB should have created a bubble like the NBA and according to Jeff Passan,..." August 04

  • What positive COVID-19 tests mean for the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB

    Sportsnaut "As more members of the St. Louis Cardinals test positive for COVID-19, this leaves the organization and MLB in a tough spot. But, it seems MLB executives already have a course of action planned irregardless of test results. The big picture: With a number of personnel in the..." August 04

  • No New Positive COVID-19 Tests For Marlins, Cardinals

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be on the right track after the team reported no new positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The Cardinals need another clean round of testing before they can be released from quarantine, Heyman..." August 04

  • Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong Among Cardinals To Test Positive For Coronavirus

    NBC Chicago "Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and shortstop Paul DeJong are of the seven St. Louis players and six staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. Six of those players gave St. Louis permission to disclose their names. In addition to Molina and DeJong, the..." August 04

  • Minor League Baseball Changes Negotiating Teams

    Baseball America "A long, winding and contentious negotiation between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball took another surprising and dramatic turn on Monday, Aug. 3.   " August 04

  • MLB postpones Cardinals' next series after 13 test positive for COVID-19

    USA Today "In the latest blow to a season quickly turning into a health and logistical quagmire, Major League Baseball on Monday postponed a four-game set between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers after seven Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for the novel..." August 03

  • If We're Making Up Baseball Rules As We Go, How About This One?

    The Big Lead "The Cincinnati Reds swept the Detroit Tigers in a doubleheader unlike any other yesterday. Major League Baseball's first foray into the seven-inning game was a mixed bag. Playing 14 innings instead of 18 certainly made the long day a bit shorter and, on balance, the most deserving team..." August 03

  • MLB To Cancel Field Of Dreams Game

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has decided to cancel the “Field of Dreams Game” it had previously scheduled for August 13. The Cardinals and White Sox were supposed to square off in the famed Iowa cornfield. The Cardinals are currently waiting to see just how bad an internal..." August 03

  • Cardinals exec addresses rumors that team went to casino before outbreak

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are the second MLB team to be hit with a coronavirus outbreak since the 2020 season began last month, and there have been rumors that the positive tests came at some point after several players went to a casino. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak can neither..." August 03

  • Some Cardinals Players Went to Casino Before COVID-19 Outbreak

    Bleacher Report "Multiple St. Louis Cardinals players reportedly went to a casino before an outbreak of COVID-19 hit the organization, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. There are four Cardinals players and three staff members who have tested positive for the coronavirus,..." August 03

  • Multiple Cardinals positive tests expected today

    Hardball Talk "On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals had four members of its traveling party test positive for COVID-19, with four more having what the Cardinals have characterized as “inconclusive results.” Could be four Cardinals positive tests? Could be eight? Given the questionable..." August 03