St Louis Cardinals Wiretap

Carlos Gomez May Be Option For Marlins

Aug 15, 2016 7:31 AM

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

Gomez would presumably join Ichiro Suzuki in a platoon situation.

The Houston Astros designated Gomez for assignment last week and he has drawn interest from the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets as well.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Free Agent Rumor

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Matt Holliday Goes On DL With Fractured Thumb

Aug 13, 2016 2:24 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a fractured thumb and promoted pitcher Luke Weaver from Triple-A Memphis.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Exploring Trade For Carlos Gomez

Aug 12, 2016 3:02 PM

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

Gomez has cleared waivers and is available. Jeff Francoeur is as well, according to a source.

The New York Mets are also interested in adding Gomez.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals To Promote Luke Weaver For Saturday Start

Aug 10, 2016 3:01 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals will promote Luke Weaver to start on Saturday in place of Michael Wacha.

Wacha has been placed on the disabled list.

Weaver will make his debut against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 13 Minor League starts this season, the 22-year-old is 7-3 with a 1.30 ERA.

The Cardinals called up another prospect, Alex Reyes, on Tuesday and he pitched a perfect inning against the Cincinnati Reds out of the bullpen.

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Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox

Jul 31, 2016 2:19 PM

The Cardinals bolstered their bullpen for the pennant chase, acquiring left-hander Zach Duke from the White Sox for a minor league outfielder.

Duke has appeared in an AL-leading 53 games this season and is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA. The 33-year-old has 42 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

The White Sox get 23-year-old outfielder Charlie Tilson, who's batting .282 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 15 stolen bases at Triple-A Memphis.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Matt Holliday Hit In Nose By Fastball; No Fractures

Jul 22, 2016 7:32 AM

Matt Holliday left Thursday night's gameafter getting hit on the nose by a pitch.

The St. Louis Cardinals said Holliday's nose was not fractured, but said he had a facial abrasion by his nose and upper lip. He showed no signs of a concussion and has been listed as day-to-day.

"I hate seeing that," Mike Matheny said. "I think we got real fortunate. Getting hit in the face, it's hard to say it's fortunate, but it could have been a lot worse. His beak's a little sore right now and still had a little blood leaking out of it, but structurally, everything checked out good."

Holliday immediately dropped after a 95 mph fastball by Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres came high and inside and caromed off the batter's nose in the sixth inning. Holliday got up and tried to take first base as blood poured out of his nose.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury

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Former Cardinals Executive Sentenced To Jail For Astros Hack

Jul 18, 2016 4:35 PM

Former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

The decision was handed down by a federal judge.

Correa had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to at least 2014, the same year he was promoted to director of baseball development in St. Louis. He was fired last summer and now faces 46 months behind bars and a court order to pay $279,038 in restitution. He had faced up to five years in prison on each count.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros

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Mike Matheny: Cardinals 'Fortunate' To Be Where They Are

Jul 11, 2016 7:23 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are seven games back in the National League Central, but Mike Matheny believes the club is fortunate to be that close.

They've had a winning and losing streak of five games through their first 88 games. St. Louis has a plus-89 run differential, the third-best in the National League, but their record at the break, 46-42, is seventh best in the league.

"I think universally our team would say there's not a satisfaction with where we are," Matheny said. "We're fortunate to be where we are. As I look up there, it says we're seven games behind. With how we've played, that's pretty impressive because we haven't played well. We saw very short periods where we put it all together and it’s going to happen. There's too much talent and too much experience and too many winning players on this club not to put it together."

The hitting has been powerful and balanced, but not consistent. The Cardinals rank third in the NL in OPS. Overall, the starting pitching has been disappointing, but improving.

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Cardinals Place Matt Carpenter On DL With Oblique Strain

Jul 7, 2016 1:14 PM

The Cardinals placed third baseman Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain on Thursday.

Carpenter will also miss next week's All-Star Game. Teammate Aledmys Diaz, a shortstop, will replace him on the National League roster.

In a corresponding move, the Cardinals recalled catcher Michael McKenry from Triple-A Memphis.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Pirates To Start Top Prospect Tyler Glasnow

Jul 6, 2016 1:12 PM

The Pirates are promoting top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.

Glasnow is expected to start against the Cardinals on Thursday in St. Louis.

Glasnow, 22, has a 1.78 ERA through 96 minor league innings this season at Triple-A Indianapolis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cardinals Gathering Information On Civil Suit Against Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez received permission to leave the Cardinals on Friday in order to attend to a personal matter.

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Randal Grichuk Now Represented By Casey Close
With a year and 61 days of service time, Randal Grichuk is controllable through the 2020 season and won’t reach arbitration eligibility until the conclusion of the 2017 season.

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Cardinals Looking Into Policy After Cubs T-Shirt Flap
The Cardinals intend to re-evaluate their "long-standing policy" of disallowing shirts with the word "suck" on them after a controversy this week at Busch Stadium, according to the club's head of

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Jason Heyward Says He Left Cardinals For Chicago's Locked-Up Core
Visiting Busch Stadium for the first time since he left the Cardinals to sign with the Cubs, Jason Heyward was careful to clarify some of his December comments, which he thinks were misconstrued.

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Cards' Matt Holliday Will Start At First Base
Matt Holliday had balked about playing first base in previous seasons.

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Cardinals Place Brayan Pena On 15-Day DL
Cardinals backup catcher Brayan Pena has a loose body in his left knee and will likely have surgery.

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Jose Oquendo Taking Medical Leave Of Absence
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says that third base coach Jose Oquendo may miss the season.

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Cardinals Sign Ruben Tejada To One-Year, $1.5M Deal
The Cardinals needed another infielder after losing Jhonny Peralta for the first few months of the season to injury.

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Cardinals Looking Into Anti-Gay Allegations 'Very Seriously'
The Cardinals say they are taking allegations from a former pitcher that he quit baseball because of anti-gay comments "very seriously."

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Jhonny Peralta Has Surgery, Out Until Midseason
Jhonny Peralta underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Thursday morning and will be out until midseason, according to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Braves Have High Asking Price On Erick Aybar
The Braves aren't looking to trade Erick Aybar and have reportedly placed a high asking price on the veteran infielder.

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Cardinals Aren't Yet Making Trade Calls For Shortstop Help
St. Louis is apparently waiting on a second opinion on Jhonny Peralta's thumb.

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Cardinals Reportedly Offered Jason Heyward More Than $200M
Jason Heyward is one of a few players that turned down more money elsewhere to sign with the Cubs this winter.

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Jhonny Peralta To Miss 2-3 Months With Thumb Injury
Jhonny Peralta suffered the injury on Saturday and underwent an MRI. Early tests indicate that the shortstop has a torn ligament.

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