Cardinals News

  • After fast start, Cards drop fourth straight

    After surging into the All-Star break, the Cardinals lost their fourth straight in a back-and-forth affair against the Cubs on Friday in the series opener at Wrigley Field.

  • Bloom: La Russa had guts to chase Hall glory

    If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.

  • Cards add catcher Pierzynski to mix

    The Cardinals have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. George Kottaras, claimed by St. Louis off waivers on July 11, was released to make room for Pierzynski.

  • Emotions building for large Hall of Fame class

    The speeches are just about written and a crowd perhaps in excess of 50,000 is expected Sunday for the induction ceremony of this memorable Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.

  • Rogers: HOF skippers withstood early bumps

    Hired to be fired. That's what we say about managers, and we say it because it's true, even for those who one day wind up in the Hall of Fame.

  • Miller set for return to rotation against Cubs

    Shelby Miller will return to the Cardinals' rotation after not starting since July 10 on Saturday at Wrigley Field. He'll face Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, aiming for his ninth straight quality start as Chicago looks to clinch the series.

  • As player, Matheny knew La Russa was HOF caliber

    Mike Matheny fielded a few questions on Friday about the man who used to occupy his post as the Cardinals' manager, Tony La Russa. Matheny, who played catcher for La Russa's Cardinals from 2000-04, said: "We knew we were in the midst of a Hall of Fame-caliber manager."

  • Matheny sees Craig finding swing

    Allen Craig finds himself in a rough stretch at the plate as the Cardinals take on the Cubs this weekend, but manager Mike Matheny thinks Craig is on his way out of his July slump.

  • Cardinals' stolen base stands after replay

    Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether second baseman Arismendy Alcantara tagged out the Cardinals' Kolten Wong at second on a stolen-base attempt in the eighth inning Friday.

  • Cardinals facing decision with Taveras

    Nearly a month into Oscar Taveras' second big league stay, the Cardinals are beginning to re-evaluate whether keeping the outfielder on the Major League roster is best for him in both the short and long term.

  • Miller returns to Cardinals' rotation

    Shelby Miller's brief transfer to the bullpen has concluded, as the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that Miller will return to the rotation on Saturday to face the Cubs. Concurrent with Miller's transition back to starting, Carlos Martinez will shift to the bullpen, where he is immediately ready for use.

  • Cardinals' offense scuffles as Rays get sweep

    The Rays finished off a two-game sweep of St. Louis with a 3-0 win at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night, leaving the Cardinals with a losing home stay and even with the Pirates in the division's second spot.

  • Cards' Jay fans as ump loses track of count

    In a perplexing seventh-inning sequence during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Rays, Jon Jay took both ball four and strike three in the same plate appearance.

  • Cards' Greenwood optioned to Triple-A

    To make room for Kevin Siegrist's activation from the disabled list, the Cardinals optioned Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis, where the lefty will pitch out of the bullpen but also remain stretched out in case the club has a later need for a long reliever.

  • Cards land Competitive Balance Lottery pick

    The Cardinals netted an extra pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft through Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery, which was introduced in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement as a way to give small-market and low-revenue teams the chance to earn one of 12 extra picks.

  • Wacha targets September return after MRI

    With approval from the medical staff after they read the results of Monday's MRI exam, Michael Wacha plans to increase his strength exercises over the next two weeks with the hope that he'll then be cleared to begin a throwing program.

  • Wainwright off game, chased early in defeat

    En route to a 7-2 victory in front of 43,623 fans at Busch Stadium, the Rays chased Wainwright during a five-run fifth in which Tampa Bay tallied only two hits. Wainwright provided the rest of the assistance, committing a fielding error, walking three and hitting one in his first outing since starting the All-Star Game.

  • Cards seek rotation help as Deadline nears

    With the non-waiver Trade Deadline nine days away, the Cardinals continue to zero in on starting pitchers who could potentially help fortify the rotation for a postseason push. However, general manager John Mozeliak cautioned on Tuesday that no deal is imminent.