St Louis Cardinals Wiretap

Dexter Fowler, Blue Jays Apart In Talks; Cardinals Remain Possibility

Dec 5, 2016 8:40 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Dexter Fowler are "apart" in talks on a contract, according to a report.

Fowler is also being courted by the St. Louis Cardinals, who remain a possibility, and was linked to the San Francisco Giants recently as well. He is reportedly seeking a deal worth $18 million annually.

He hit .276/.393/.447 in 551 plate appearances with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs this past season.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees, Matt Holliday Agree To One-Year, $13M Deal

Dec 4, 2016 7:55 PM

Former Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal worth $13 million, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming multiple reports.

The Cardinals informed Holliday they wouldn't be picking up his $17 million option in late September, allowing the team and Holliday to plan out his farewell on the team's final homestand of 2016. 

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Cardinals Looking At Justin Turner, Payroll May Be Deterrent

Dec 2, 2016 8:00 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in Justin Turner, but payroll may prohibit them from signing the infielder.

Turner rejected a qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers, which means the team that signs him would have to forfeit a draft pick.

The Cardinals have $120 million committed for next season, not including several players who are eligible for arbitration. According to a report, St. Louis could look to trade Jhonny Peralta to shed salary. He is owed $10 million in 2017.

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

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Giants, Cardinals, Blue Jays Interested In Dexter Fowler

Dec 2, 2016 7:44 AM

The San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays are believed to be interested in Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

Fowler's camp believes he can land a multi-year deal worth $18 million annually.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia From Cardinals For Prospects

Dec 2, 2016 7:37 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.

The Cardinals received infielder Luke Dykstra and pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis.

St. Louis picked up Garcia's $12 million option last month to use him as a trade chip.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Cubs Sign Jon Jay To One-Year, $8M Deal

Nov 30, 2016 3:04 AM

The Cubs have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The 31-year-old is a career .287 hitter with a .352 on-base percentage. He has played most of his career with the Cardinals but spent 2016 with the Padres, hitting .291 in 347 at-bats.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cardinals, Brett Cecil Agree To Four-Year, $30.5M Deal

Nov 19, 2016 7:48 PM

The Cardinals have reached an agreement with former Cecil, 30, went 1-7 with a 3.93 ERA in 54 games with Toronto last seasonBlue Jays reliever Brett Cecil on a four-year deal worth $30.5 million, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jim Bowden.

The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported Saturday by Yahoo! Sports.

ESPN.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Matt Holliday Becomes Final Free Agent

Nov 11, 2016 7:27 AM

Matt Holliday has become the final free agent of 2016.

Holliday and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to waive a provision in his contract that would have guaranteed his 2017 salary if he finishes among the top 10 in National League MVP voting.

The 36-year-old will not finish among the top 10 when voting is announced Nov. 17, so the move makes him a free agent one week earlier. He hit .246 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs in 110 games, missing substantial time after his left thumb was broken when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 11.

Holliday still receives a $2 million buyout.

Associated Press

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

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Addison Russell's 6 RBIs Ties World Series Record

Nov 2, 2016 1:03 AM

Addison Russell's six RBIs through the first three innings tied him with Albert Pujols (2011), Hideki Matsui (2009) and Bobby Richardson (1960) for most runs driven in during a World Series game.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Cardinals, Carlos Martinez Have Mutual Interest In Extension

Oct 5, 2016 7:56 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals and Carlos Martinez share mutual interest in coming to terms on a contract extension.

The two sides plan to discuss a deal in the coming months and could reach an agreement before the 2017 season.

Previously, the Cardinals have signed Adam Wainwright, Matt Carpenter, Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong to extensions during spring training.

Martinez is currently on track to make his first trip through arbitration during the offseason.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Mark McGwire, Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner On Hall Of Fame Ballot
Mark McGwire joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.

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Cardinals Expected To Retain Mike Matheny For 2017
The Cardinals are expected to retain Mike Matheny as manager for the 2017 season, the last year of his deal.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Aledmys Diaz Granted Leave For Jose Fernandez Memorial
The Cardinals have granted Aledmys Diaz permission to leave the team to attend a private memorial service for childhood friend Jose Fernandez.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Cardinals Set Record With 15th Pinch-Hit Home Run
The Cardinals set a Major League record on Tuesday night with their 15th pinch-hit home run of the season.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Carlos Gomez May Be Option For Marlins
The Marlins are exploring a number of hitters in the wake of Giancarlo Stanton's injury and Carlos Gomez is among the options.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Matt Holliday Goes On DL With Fractured Thumb
The Cardinals have promoted pitcher Luke Weaver from Triple-A Memphis.

ESPN.com

Cardinals Exploring Trade For Carlos Gomez
The Cardinals are exploring the possibility of a trade for Carlos Gomez after Matt Holliday broke his thumb on Thursday, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Cardinals To Promote Luke Weaver For Saturday Start
The Cardinals will promote Luke Weaver to start on Saturday in place of Michael Wacha.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox
The White Sox receive OF Charlie Tilson who has been batting .282 at Triple-A Memphis.

ESPN.com

Matt Holliday Hit In Nose By Fastball; No Fractures
The Cardinals said Matt Holliday's nose was not fractured, but said he had a facial abrasion by his nose and upper lip.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Former Cardinals Executive Sentenced To Jail For Astros Hack
The decision was handed down by a federal judge.

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Mike Matheny: Cardinals 'Fortunate' To Be Where They Are
The Cardinals are seven games back in the National League Central, but Mike Matheny believes the club is fortunate to be that close.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Cardinals Place Matt Carpenter On DL With Oblique Strain
Cardinals teammate Aledmys Diaz will replace Matt Carpenter on the NL roster in next week's All-Star Game.

ESPN.com

Pirates To Start Top Prospect Tyler Glasnow
Pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow has a 1.78 ERA through 96 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis.

ESPN.com

Cubs Make All-Star History
The Cubs join the 1963 Cardinals as the only teams to have their entire infield start an All-Star Game.

ESPN.com

Cardinals Remove Trevor Rosenthal From Closer's Role
The Cardinals removed Trevor Rosenthal from the closer's role after he blew his third save of the season on Friday night.

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Cardinals Agree To Terms With Dylan Carlson
The outfielder receives $1.35 million, which falls $550,500 shy of the bonus allocation that came with the 33rd overall pick.

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Cardinals Demote Kolten Wong Months After $25.5M Extension
Just three months after signing him to a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension, the Cardinals have demoted Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis.

ESPN

Adam Wainwright Credits Bounce Back Start To 'Micro-Changes'
Adam Wainwright pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies, momentarily delaying talk about whether or not he should be replaced in the Cardinals' starting rotation.

Mark Saxon/ESPN