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Giants Place Matt Cain On DL With Nerve Issue In Elbow

Aug 29, 2015 1:44 AM

Giants veteran pitcher Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.

San Francisco recalled Chris Heston (11-7), who will pitch Sunday against St. Louis after getting a short break in the minors to rest.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Hire Randy Flores As Director Of Amateur Scouting

Aug 28, 2015 3:55 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have hired Randy Flores as their new director of amateur scouting.

Flores retired as a player following the 2010 season.

The 40-year-old left-hander has been working as an assistant coach at USC.

St. Louis was in need of a new scouting director after the firing of Carlos Correa, who admitted a role in Cardinals' breach of the Houston Astros' computer network.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Focused On Run Prevention

Aug 11, 2015 7:19 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are on pace to allow the fewest runs in franchise history through a full season.

"Every team struggles to score runs against this team," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said this past weekend. "That's not a news flash. They are really good at preventing runs. They've lapped the rest of baseball in prevention. They are outstanding at it."

The Brewers, for example, have scored three more runs than the Cardinals this season, but trail them by 24 games in the standings. St. Louis leads the National League with a plus-121 run differential.

The Cardinals have scored the 11th-fewest runs in the majors but lead baseball with a 2.60 ERA. They have allowed 319 runs this season, 76 fewer than the next-closest team.

"Last year, people talked about how we don't score a lot of runs, that we play so many tight games, that the bullpen gets worn out," Matt Carpenter said. "We got to the postseason and we were tested and ready for that. It helped us. This is the same thing with this year's team. We've played in close ballgames before. Just scoring runs is not a good plan over the course of the season. You have to play good defense. You have to pitch. That's how you win close games. That's how you lead the league in wins, in my opinion."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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No 'Substantive' Talks Between Cardinals, Jason Heyward On Extension

Aug 10, 2015 6:23 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals and Jason Heyward have yet to engage in "substantive talks" regarding a contract extension, according to the outfielder.

The Cardinals haven't been aggressive in talks, which is how Heyward would prefer it.

"At this point, I think both sides are OK with that, OK with where things are right now," Heyward told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Both sides want to make sure everybody is happy. That's really what they've been asking me about the whole time. 'Hey, you like it here? Hey, you comfortable?' They want to make sure I feel at home, make sure I can be myself, and that's been their focus. They've allowed me the time to fit in. That has meant a lot."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Extend Scoreless Streak To 36 Innings

Aug 9, 2015 6:55 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have tossed three consecutive shutouts, running their scoreless streak to 36 innings.

If the Cardinals shutout the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, they'll tie the club record for most consecutive shutouts in a single season since 1943 (four) and surpass the franchise scoreless-innings record of 42 straight (also set in 1943).

"There's no doubt we have a lot of talent," Jaime Garcia said of the pitching staff. "We are pulling for each other. We are always watching bullpens and looking for little things that we are doing. Our young guys are two of the most talented guys around the league. They are so talented. Guys like John [Lackey] and Lance are two really good pitchers."

Brandon Curry/MLB

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Stats

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New TV Deal Will Start In 2018, Pay Cardinals $55M

Aug 4, 2015 5:44 AM

It was reported last week that the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a new 15-year television deal with FoxSports Midwest that will pay them more than a billion dollars.

Some of the details of the deal have surfaced. The new deal will begin in 2018 and the annual rate will start at close to $55 million. Over the life of the contract, the yearly payout will increase to around $85 million, according to Forbes.

In the last three seasons of their current deal, the Cardinals are receiving between $25 million and $35 million annually.

Forbes estimates that the new deal increase the franchise's value to $1.6 billion, a $200 million increase from the estimate at the start of the season.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 11:46 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a trade for Brandon Moss.

St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians to complete the deal.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 8:44 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are nearing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Brandon Moss, according to a report.

Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.

Moss, 31, is hitting .217/.288/.407 in 375 plate appearances this season.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, FOX Sports Reach Lucrative TV Deal

Jul 30, 2015 8:03 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached a new television deal with Fox Sports Midwest that will guarantee the team more than $1 billion.

The organization and local broadcast partner are expected to announce a new, 15-year agreement Thursday morning.

The new deal will begin with the 2018 season, continue to feature as many as 150 televised regular-season games, and also provides the Cardinals with a minority stake in the network.

"This does give us a great deal of stability over the next 15 years and does so in a market that has been shifting," chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. "It has a nice increase in rights fees as well as the equity component and as a whole it will allow us to remain as competitive as we have been with our payroll, with our spending in the international markets, with our activity in amateur markets and other ways we have invested in development. We have certainty going forward."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies

Jul 28, 2015 12:28 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals discussed acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies before the shortstop was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Tulowitzki is very friendly with Matt Holliday.

St. Louis could have played Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Brewers Have Discussed Adam Lind
The Cardinals are still looking for a replacement at first base for Matt Adams.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Get Steve Cishek From Marlins
St. Louis sent Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough to the Miami for the right-hander.

Associated Press

Adam Wainwright Pitches At Daughter's Softball Game
The pitching machine failed at his daughter's young softball game on Monday, so Adam Wainwright took the mound and pitched.

Union Monitoring Whether Cardinals Hacking Affected Player Market
As the federal investigation into the Cardinals continues for hacking into the computer database of the Astros, the player's union has an interest to learn whether any information obtained may have a

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars
Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Matt Holiday in the NL starting lineup.

Matt Holliday Won't Play In All-Star Game
Matt Holliday will not play in the All-Star Game because of the quadriceps injury that has sidelined the slugger for more than a month.


Cardinals Left Fuming Over Game-Tying Hit In Loss To Cubs
The Cardinals are upset that Addison Russell's game-tying single was called fair on Tuesday night.


All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Cardinals Fire Scouting Director Amid Scandal
The Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the pl

Associated Press

Jason Heyward Finding Swing With Cardinals
Jason Heyward, 25, was traded to the Cardinals this past winter but he struggled the first two months of the season.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Astros Haven't Received Subpoena As Part Of Federal Investigation
The Astros say they did not receive a subpoena as part of the government's investigation into the hacking of their private database and computer systems.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Struggling To Pinpoint Who Hacked In Astros' System
FBI agents are struggling to pinpoint exactly who within the Cardinals organization repeatedly hacked into the Astros' closely guarded baseball intelligence network.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

Report: Cardinals Hacked Astros As Early As 2012
The initial New York Times report indicated that the Cardinals first hacked the Astros player database in 2013.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Cardinals Chairman: 'Rogue' Behavior To Be Punished
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. blamed "roguish behavior" for the team's involvement in the alleged hacking of the Astros' player personnel database.


Adam Wainwright Hopes To Return This Season
Adam Wainwright, who underwent surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon on April 30, hasn't given up on pitching for the Cardinals in 2015.


Cardinals: Anyone Involved In Hacking Will Be 'Held Accountable'
Cardinals chairman and CEO William O. Dewitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak have issued statements on the hacking scandal that came to light on Tuesday.

Chris Cwik/Yahoo! Sports

Report: FBI Focusing On 4-5 Cardinals Employees In Hacking Scandal
The FBI investigation of the Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the database of the Astros is expected to end soon, according to people familiar with the situation.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Traced Astros' Data Breach To Florida House
The FBI is investigating the Cardinals for possibly breaching the Astros' computerized database and stealing information, according to a New York Times report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yadier Molina, John Lackey Have Heated Exchange In Dugout
Yadier Molina and John Lackey had a heated exchange in the dugout during the Cardinals' win over the Twins on Monday night.


Cardinals Under Investigation By FBI For Hacking Astros' Database
The attack represents the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team has hacked the network of another team.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

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