St Louis Cardinals Wiretap

Wainwright Experiencing Abdominal Pain

Feb 25, 2015 8:10 AM

Adam Wainwright is being sent back to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout was cut short by abdominal pain on Tuesday.

John Mozeliak said he wasn't "overly concerned," given the ailment is unrelated to the pitcher's arm.

The Cardinals are scheduled to update the right-hander's status after he sees doctors.

Associated Press

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury

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Cardinals To Sign Carlos Villanueva

Feb 24, 2015 4:51 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Carlos Villanueva to a Minor League contract.

Villanueva will earn $2 million if he reaches the Major Leagues.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Cardinals To Limit Wainwright This Spring

Feb 21, 2015 11:08 AM

The Cardinals intend to limit Adam Wainwright's workload during the spring and perhaps into the season, something their ace isn't completely confident should be a goal.

Wainwright averaged 222 innings the past three seasons.

He went 20-9 last year, then had surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right elbow after St. Louis was eliminated by the Giants in the NLCS.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Hamels Hopes To Be Traded To Contender

Feb 18, 2015 4:54 PM

Cole Hamels would prefer to be traded to a contending team.

"I want to go to a place where I can win again," Hamels told Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Hamels wanted to be clear that he's not demanding a trade, but expressed his desire to win.

"I know it's not going to happen here," the left-hander said.

The Philadelphia Phillies are believed to be asking for a lot for Hamels.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Cardinals Acquire Ohlman From Orioles

Feb 4, 2015 9:28 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Michael Ohlman from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

Baltimore had designated Ohlman for assignment.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mulder Won't Attempt Another Comeback

Feb 4, 2015 9:24 AM

Mark Mulder won't chase another Major League comeback this season.

The left-hander, 37, hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2008.

He had a brief stint with the Los Angeles Angels cut short last season with a rupture of his Achilles tendon.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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James Shields Expected To Sign This Week

Feb 4, 2015 9:18 AM

With multiple offers on the table, James Shields is expected to sign with a club by the end of the week.

According to a report by Bob Nightengale, the St. Louis Cardinals are now showing interest in Shields.

A rival general manager believes the New York Yankees are also chasing the right-hander.

The San Diego Padres are also an option.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Five, Six Teams Still Trying To Trade For Cole Hamels

Feb 3, 2015 4:24 PM

There are five to six clubs still trying to acquire Cole Hamels in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Ruben Amaro has said that he expects the left-hander to begin the season with the Phillies.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no team had offered a package that Philadelphia would seriously consider for Hamels.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Will Wear Patches To Honor Tavaras

Jan 18, 2015 7:51 PM

The Cardinals announced that the team will wear patches on its jerseys in 2015 to honor Oscar Taveras, according to an report on Sunday.

The patches will read "OT" to honor the late outfielder who died this offseason at the age of 22 in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Jason Heyward Open To Extension Offer
Jason Heyward would not be opposed to in-season negotiations with the Cardinals on a long-term deal.

Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

Cardinals Discussed Long-Term Deal With Lynn
The Cardinals discussed a long-term deal with Lance Lynn that would have bought out some of his years of free agency, but eventually settled on a three-year, $22 million contract.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox Linked To Hamels
Cole Hamels, who has been available since last summer, can still be acquired from the Phillies for a steep price.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Cardinals, Lynn Agree To Three-Year, $22M Deal
Lance Lynn gets $7 million this year and $7.5 million in each of the following two seasons.

Associated Press

Cardinals Looking To Upgrade Rotation
They are exploring trades for Cole Hamels and David Price and the possibility of signing Max Scherzer, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal & Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Phillies Want To Move Hamels Before Opening Day
The Red Sox and Cardinals remain linked to Hamels.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Sign Jordan Walden
The Cardinals have signed Jordan Walden to a two-year contract that includes a team option for the 2017 season.

William Boor/MLB

Cardinals Will Sign Mark Reynolds
The 31-year-old hit .196/.287/.394 in 433 plate appearances with the Brewers in 2014.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Martinez Will Wear No. 18 To Honor Taveras
Carlos Martinez will wear No. 18 next season to honor his late friend and former teammate Oscar Taveras, who died in a car accident in October.


Cardinals Acquire Jason Heyward From Braves For Shelby Miller
The Cardinals have acquired Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden from the Braves for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

Jon Morosi/Fox Sports

Taveras Was Drunk At Time Of Fatal Crash
Toxicology reports showed Taveras had a blood-alcohol level five times the Dominican Republic's legal limit when he lost control of his car Oct. 26 on a highway in the tourist region of Puerto Plata.


Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.


Cardinals Exercise Lackey's Bargain Option
The Cardinals have exercised their 2015 option on John Lackey, which is for the Major League minimum.

Associated Press

Perez Learns Of Friend's Death, Comes Up Big For Giants
As Juan Perez prepared for a possible spot role for the Giants in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night, he learned of the tragic death of his friend, Oscar Taveras.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Wainwright Has Minor Elbow Surgery
Adam Wainwright has had minor surgery on his right elbow, according to the Cardinals.

Associated Press

Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Accident
Taveras was driving in his native Dominican Republic.

RealGM Staff Report

Taveras Could Become Cardinals' Right Fielder
With right field unsettled,the Cardinals could look to Oscar Taveras to fill the position in 2015.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Cardinals Expect 'Significant' Payroll Increase
The Cardinals are expected to increase their payroll in the coming years, according to chairman Bill DeWitt.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Matheny Defends Decision Not To Bring In Rosenthal
Mike Matheny opted to use Michael Wacha in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game with theCardinals facing elimination on Thursday night.

Bernie Miklasz/St. Louis Post-Dispatch