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  • Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks — who has hit 105 mph with his fastball — has a torn UCL

    Yahoo! Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be looking for a new closer as the trade deadline approaches. Jordan Hicks has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), the team announced Monday. In a statement, the team said it “is determining the next course of action..." June 24

  • Shocking Names Who Could Be Available at the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's a safe guess Major League Baseball megastars such as Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Alex Bregman won't be available ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. There are otherwise plenty of stars who will be—and quite a few unexpected ones who..." June 24

  • Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina trade jerseys in emotional embrace

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ memorable return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis came to a close in a fitting way on Sunday night. Pujols’ Los Angeles Angels played a three-game series with the Cardinals, marking the former three-time league MVP’s first time playing in St. Louis since..." June 24

  • Most Valuable Trade Asset on Every Contending National League Team

    12 Up "While the American League might be the more top-heavy league this season, the National League is stuffed with contenders, as at least six or seven teams this year have legitimate shots at the pennant. To do that, however, they will need to figure out which of their promising young..." June 24

  • As Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return, you can't help but wonder: What if he never left?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols listened to the thunderous standing ovation as he rounded the bases Saturday, ran into the dugout and hugged Mike Trout, the cheering getting louder and louder, as the fans who root for the other team in red begged for a curtain call.  Pujols stepped out..." June 23

  • Albert Pujols gets curtain call after homering in St. Louis

    Larry Brown Sports "If Friday night didn’t make clear that all was forgiven between St. Louis Cardinals fans and Albert Pujols, Saturday’s game made it abundantly clear. In his second game in St. Louis since his departure after the 2011 season, Pujols hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels..." June 23

  • Reds Were Runners-Up For Albert Pujols In 2011-12 Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are making a rare interleague visit to St. Louis this weekend, marking Albert Pujols’ first on-field visit back to his former city since he left the Cardinals following the 2011 season.  He could have been a much more frequent visitor to Busch Stadium, however, if he..." June 21

  • Albert Pujols defined an era of Cardinal baseball

    Viva El Birdos "I moved to Missouri when I was 6 years old. I came from Alabama, which was unquestionably Braves country. It was 2000, and Atlanta was in the middle of an incredible run of division success. My dad grew up in the northwest corner of Alabama, and he supported the..." June 20

  • Jedd Gyorko Suffers Setback

    MLB Trade Rumors "Injured Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko suffered a setback this week and won’t return “for a while,” Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes. Gyorko went to the injured list June 8 with a lower back strain, but he may now be dealing with a left calf strain...." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter beats shift, gets double with bunt

    USA Today "Well, that's one way to beat a shift. Greeted with a shifted defense in the fifth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Miami Marlins, third baseman Matt Carpenter bucked recent baseball strategy and played some small ball. With two outs, the..." June 18

  • Matt Carpenter Says Albert Pujols Won't Be Booed In STL Return, He's A Hero

    TMZ "In St. Louis and thinking of booing Albert Pujols in his return to Busch Stadium this week?? Don't do it ... so says Cardinals star Matt Carpenter, who tells TMZ Sports Pujols deserves to be treated like a king in his first game back in..." June 17

  • Cardinals To Select Rangel Ravelo’s Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals are set to add minor league infielder Rangel Ravelo to their big league roster, The Athletic’s Robert Murray reports (Twitter link).  Ravelo’s contract should be selected prior to the Cards’ game with the Marlins on Monday night.  Yairo..." June 17

  • Marcell Ozuna On Big Papi Attack 'I Have To Watch My Back In D.R. Now'

    TMZ "Cardinals superstar Marcell Ozuna says he ain't scared to return to the D.R. after David Ortiz was shot Sunday ... but he tells TMZ Sports he will have to watch his back in his home country now. "I'ma be careful," the 28-year-old Santo Domingo native..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Brett Cecil on the comeback trail, hopes for return to Cardinals by late July

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lefthanded reliever Brett Cecil, who has been working out at the Cardinals’ complex in Jupiter, Fla., after undergoing carpal tunnel surgery for his left arm, said he will begin throwing a 15-pitch, “low intensity” bullpen session next week. He has been throwing on..." June 12

  • Adam Wainwright's Latest Injury Proves Cardinals Need to Move Him to the Bullpen When He Returns

    12 Up "After exiting his start on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, Adam Wainwright is headed to the IL with a strained hamstring. As Wainwright approaches the twilight of his career at the ripe age of 37, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the right hander simply cannot stay..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • Cardinals sign Zack Thompson, 2019 first-round draft pick

    Fox Sports "Pitcher Zack Thompson, the St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2019 draft, is now under contract with the club. Thompson, a left-hander from the University of Kentucky, was taken 19th overall. He signed a contract Tuesday at Busch Stadium, met with club..." June 11

  • Cardinals activate Yadier Molina after missing 11 games for thumb injury

    KMOV "The Cardinals announced Tuesday prior to tonight's game, they have activated catcher Yadier Molina from the 10-day injured list. Molina missed 11 games after being sidelined on May 29 due to right thumb tendon strain. " June 11

  • Cardinals place Adam Wainwright on injured list

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals announced on Monday that starter Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left hamstring. Pitcher Ryan Helsley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Wainwright, 37, strained his hamstring while running the bases in the..." June 10

  • Adam Wainwright Leaves Start Due To Hamstring Tightness

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright left Sunday night’s start after 4 1/3 innings due to an injury later diagnosed by the team as tightness in his left hamstring.  The injury occurred when Wainwright was running the bases after doubling in the previous inning, as per..." June 10

  • Jedd Gyorko (back) on IL; Cards call up Tommy Edman

    MLB.com "Another Cardinals prospect is getting his big league callup. The Cardinals announced that they have purchased the contract of rookie infielder Tommy Edman from Triple-A Memphis as Jedd Gyorko has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain. After a solid..." June 08

  • Cole Hamels' Numbers at Wrigley Field and Against Cardinals Are Jaw-Dropping

    12 Up "We all know how good Cole Hamels has been throughout his career, but these recent stats are flat out insane. Since being traded from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago Cubs in 2018, Hamels has been otherworldly at Wrigley Field, and has really enjoyed playing the St. Louis..." June 07

  • Chicago Cubs to face St Louis Cardinals at London Stadium in 2020

    London Evening Standard "London Stadium will host two more Major League Baseball games next year, with the St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs confirmed for two meetings in the capital next June. The two teams boast 14 World Series titles between them and will play out the two games on June 13-14 in 2020..." June 07

  • The Cardinals are reportedly interested in Dallas Keuchel too

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week we heard that the Yankees are making a strong push for free agent Dallas Keuchel. Most still expect Keuchel to be in pinstripes soon, but Andy Martino of SNY is reporting that the Yankees are “facing late competition” from the Cardinals. He..." June 06

  • Top 2019 MLB Trade Assets Who Should Be Untouchable

    Bleacher Report "This is the time of year when it's easy to get carried away with discussions of which players should be moved ahead of Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline. In this instance, we're going to shift the focus onto players who shouldn't be..." June 06

  • Yadier Molina a finalist for Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award

    KSDK "Cardinals’ Yadier Molina is a finalist for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award. ESPN announced the finalists Wednesday afternoon. Molina aided in the revival of the poorest and hardest-hit areas after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. He..." June 05

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball trade deadline is roughly a month and a half away, but trade season appears to have started in earnest with the Seattle Mariners shipping Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies. While the trades won’t exactly come fast and furious from this point on, it is..." June 05

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB will continue focus on fan safety

    Houston Chronicle "The terrifying incident that saw a young fan struck with a foul ball last week at Minute Maid Park "will spur additional conversations" about ballpark netting and safety, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. "That conversation will take..." June 05

  • Cardinals' Yadier Molina bound for injured list

    CBS Sports "Molina was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb tendon strain Friday. Molina had sat for two straight games with what was being referred to as a bruise, but the injury was apparently worse than that. " May 31

  • Cubs’ Kris Bryant on Cardinals fans: ‘I hope they boo all of us’

    Sportsnaut "The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs rivalry is as old as sliced bread. Every single summer brings out the best in both the fans and the teams as they do battle in the National League Central. That’s been brought to a new level in light of remarks that Cubs star Kris Bryant..." May 31

  • Major League Baseball “will keep examining” its protective netting policy

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday a child was injured by a line drive foul ball at the Cubs-Astros game. It’s, unfortunately, an old story. Even more unfortunate is Major League Baseball’s old response. From the Associated Press: Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its..." May 30

  • Scary foul-ball incident in Houston confirms belief that anti-safety netting arguments make zero sense

    Sporting News "The truest words ever written in this internet age of ours are these: Never read the comments. Normally, I try to stick to that philosophy, but last night and this morning, I read the comments/replies. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was still appalled. The replies were..." May 30

  • Michael Wacha's route back to rotation is through relief, but he bombs in first try

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals are still figuring out how and when to use Michael Wacha in his new role as a reliever, they do have a place in mind for where they’d like see to this turn through the bullpen take him. Ultimately, they hope it’s a detour back to the..." May 30

  • The silly new All-Star voting system begins today

    Hardball Talk "Back in March we learned that Major League Baseball was going to adopt a new All-Star voting process. Today it gets underway. It’s a two-tiered system modeled roughly after political elections because, hey, who doesn’t love and want more of those? The first part of..." May 28

  • Genesis Cabrera to be promoted by Cardinals

    MLB.com "Though his season numbers don’t quite match up to others’ in the Triple-A Memphis rotation, it will be left-hander Genesis Cabrera who gets the first opportunity to fill Michael Wacha’s vacated rotation spot. Consider the selection a product of recency..." May 27

  • Cardinals Move Michael Wacha To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have decided to move struggling righty Michael Wacha to the bullpen, MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch was among those to report on Twitter. Wacha, 27, just hasn’t turned the corner this year after turning in good results during an..." May 24

  • MLB trade deadline: Top 10 players who could be moved by July 31

    USA Today "He will forever be immortalized by the San Francisco Giants and their fanbase who watched Madison Bumgarner lead them to three World Series championships a decade ago. But this isn’t a time for sentimentalism. The Giants have no choice but to trade their ace,..." May 22

  • The Dodgers Should Make a Run at Luke Gregerson

    Dodgers Nation "It is no secret that the Dodgers bullpen is their weakest link with an offense that ranks first in the National League in OPS (.796) and a starting rotation that ranks first in ERA (3.17) as well. The bullpen ERA so far this season is a sub-standard 4.30, ranking 8th in the National League and..." May 20

  • Cardinals Release Luke Gregerson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced Monday that they’ve requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Luke Gregerson. He’ll become a free agent once he (presumably) clears waivers in 48 hours. Gregerson was previously designated for assignment Friday evening. " May 20

  • Cardinals DFA Reliever Luke Gregerson to Clear Roster Spot for Carlos Martinez

    12 Up "Former Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez is finally back, and his destination is the bullpen (though who knows where he'll end up by end of season?). In order to get one of the team's most electric options reinstated, however, the Cards had to make a difficult decision, and bite..." May 17

  • Cubs and Cardinals Agree to Face Off in London Series in 2020

    12 Up "Back in February, it was reported that Major League Baseball was considering either a Mets-Nationals or Cubs-Cardinals series to be played in London in 2020. A decision was expected to be made after the start of the 2019 season and we finally have our answer fewer than 50 games..." May 16

  • 2020 Free Agent Marcell Ozuna Officially Adds New Representative After Ditching Scott Boras

    12 Up "Scott Boras might be losing his vice grip on the baseball world. Pending free agent Marcell Ozuna added new agent Melvin Roman after he chose to drop Boras earlier this season. Melvin Roman..." May 14

  • Why St. Louis Cardinals will top toughest division in MLB

    Sportsnaut "With the NL Central still considered the most competitive division in MLB, the St. Louis Cardinals have their work cut out in order to top the division. The big picture: After making major moves in the offseason and a strong start, are the Cardinals actual contenders or..." May 12