Cardinals News

  • Cards' Kelly goes on DL with hamstring strain

    The Cardinals placed right-hander Joe Kelly, who has a strained left hamstring, on the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis. The team also announced plans to recall rookie right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Memphis in time for Thursday's series opener against the Nationals in Washington.

  • After slow start, Peralta thriving for Cardinals

    Perhaps sparked by manager Mike Matheny's decision to remove him from the lineup on Saturday, Jhonny Peralta has since begun to prove himself the offensive upgrade the Cardinals sought during their shortstop search last offseason.

  • Cardinals, Nats open set of NL heavyweights

    It may be a stretch to suggest two teams from different divisions have established themselves as rivals, but in some ways, the Cardinals and Nationals have done just that. And the Nationals may feel they have some work to do this week, beginning with the first of a four-game home set on Thursday.

  • Cards lose Kelly to injury, then fall to Crew

    Joe Kelly exited in the fifth with hamstring tightness, and the Brewers took full advantage.

  • Matheny 'surprised' he hasn't used challenge

    Fourteen games into the season, manager Mike Matheny admitted to being "extremely surprised" that he has yet to deploy a challenge in this new era of expanded instant replay across Major League Baseball.

  • Garcia, Motte continue to make progress

    Down at the Cardinals' spring complex in Jupiter, Fla., pitchers Jason Motte and Jaime Garcia continue to make progress in their individual throwing programs.

  • Cards wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day

    For the sixth consecutive year, players and uniformed personnel for every Major League team playing on Tuesday swapped their chosen numbers to wear the one once donned by the man who broke baseball's color barrier. For one night, everyone was No. 42.

  • Shelby makes himself at home at Miller Park

    Shelby Miller found his footing, Allen Craig showed continued signs of rediscovering his swing, and Mark Ellis got himself back onto the field as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 6-1, on Tuesday night.

  • Humble McGee worthy of spot in Cards HOF

    A two-time National League batting champion and 1985 NL MVP Award winner, Willie McGee was leading the pack with 33.29 percent of the fan vote in the first released results for the Cardinals Hall of Fame balloting.

  • Bauman: Matheny math begets confidence

    For two nights against the Brewers, the lineup choices Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made were absolutely correct, even if the evidence at hand in one case was not what one would call extensive.

  • Cards activate infielder Ellis, option Kozma

    Following a Triple-A rehab assignment, Mark Ellis found himself thrust into the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night. Moving forward, however, he will find himself adapting to a part-time role that he has never before held.

  • Kozma's progress apparent but future unclear

    Though manager Mike Matheny was effusive with his praise of how Pete Kozma had improved and how professionally he handled two weeks of limited playing time while keeping Mark Ellis' roster spot warm, the 26-year-old shortstop heads to Triple-A with an uncertain future within the Cardinals' organization.

  • Brewers hit wall vs. Lynn as Cards hit over it

    The Cardinals ended the Brewers' winning streak at nine games on Monday night, sending Milwaukee to a 4-0 loss behind two home runs and Lance Lynn's best start to date in 2014.

  • Bauman: Upstart Crew sees Cards at the top

    It may be that the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers are considerably better than many people thought. But the Brewers' problem is that the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals could be every bit as good as many people thought.

  • Cruz gets break from rest to fill in for Molina

    Tony Cruz's role -- to back up the catcher with the most starts since 2005 -- is largely a thankless one. The Cardinals, in essence, hope he sees minimal time on the field, as that's an indication of starter Yadier Molina's status.

  • Robinson's legacy important to Cardinals

    The Cardinals will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The significance of the day is not lost on the team's players.

  • Cards' Carpenter ejected for arguing strike 3

    Matt Carpenter's night ended earlier than expected on Monday, as the third baseman was ejected in the fifth inning of a 4-0 Cardinals win for arguing a called third strike with home-plate umpire Bob Davidson.

  • Rosenthal not citing velocity as problematic

    Plenty of early-season attention has been paid to Trevor Rosenthal's fastball velocity, which has been a down a tick from his average velocity posted over his first two seasons. However, the Cardinals hardly seemed ready to jump to conclusions after a sample size of six games.