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Cardinals Sign Dan Johnson To Minors Deal

May 4, 2015 5:00 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Dan Johnson to a Minor League contract.

The recently-released 35-year-old began the season in the Cincinnati Reds' system.

Johnson has a career slash line of .236/.337/.409 in 1,604 plate appearances.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released

Apr 29, 2015 3:34 PM

Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online.  Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

You can begin voting here -- 2015 All-Star Game Ballot.

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Wainwright Doesn't Want DH Rule In NL

Apr 29, 2015 8:18 AM

Adam Wainwright suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while stumbling out of the batter's box recently, but the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander doesn't want to see the designated hitter in the National League.

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who spent the past five seasons in the AL with the Detroit Tigers, reignited the oft-debated topic when he said that both leagues should play by the same rules and that fans don't want to see a pitcher "swinging a wet newspaper."

Wainwright, however, said his injury shouldn't be the catalyst for change.

"I couldn't disagree more," Wainwright said. "I love Max ... but I just think baseball is a National League game. I wish both leagues would convert to National League baseball. I understand why people would say that, but you can't point to another instance, almost, that the pitcher got hurt, whether or not it was their Achilles, doing that kind of thing.

"The strategy and the game itself in the National is just a better game, in my opinion. I hope that people don't look at this -- which I know they already are -- and think we should switch to a DH for pitchers. I think baseball is a beautiful game and I hope it doesn't change too much." Wainwright will have surgery later this week, likely Thursday, and recovery time is generally nine to 12 months.

"I could have been carrying my daughter up the stairs," Wainwright said. "So, outlaw carrying your daughter up the stairs. Outlaw covering first. Outlaw fielding a bunt. "It was a fluke thing and baseball needs to stay exactly where it is."

ESPN

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Wainwright Done For Season Following Surgery

Apr 28, 2015 8:57 AM

Adam Wainwright has a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery.

The St. Louis Cardinals expected as much, but didn't know for sure until Monday night.

Wainwright suffered his injury in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers as he was running out a pop-up.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Will Try To Replace Wainwright From Within

Apr 27, 2015 8:20 AM

Adam Wainwright may miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury, but the St. Louis Cardinals have no plans to swing a major trade.

John Mozeliak says the club's first move will be to replace Wainwright from within the organization.

"If you get into May and early June and you don't feel like the internal options are the solution you were hoping for then you might have to look outside," the general manager said.

Tyler Lyons, Tim Cooney and Zach Petrick could all be short-term options to fill Wainwright's spot in the rotation. Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia, who are both injured, could help later on.

Rick Hummel/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Wainwright Expected To Miss The Rest Of The Season

Apr 26, 2015 1:00 PM

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season due to an Achilles injury he suffered Saturday night while stumbling out of the batter's box, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming an earlier report by Fox Sports.


ESPN.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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Cardinals-Cubs Game Postponed

Apr 7, 2015 5:11 PM

Tuesday night's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening.

A makeup date for the postponement has yet to be established.

MLB

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Cardinals Name Carlos Martinez No. 5 Starter

Mar 30, 2015 5:01 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have named Carlos Martinez their fifth starter.

The right-hander, 23, had a 4.03 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 89.1 innings in 2014.

Seven of his 57 appearances last season were starts.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Jon Lester Experiencing 'Dead Arm'
Jon Lester remains the Cubs' starter on Opening Day against the Cardinals.

ESPN.com

Wainwright To Make Spring Debut Saturday
Adam Wainwright had a mild abdominal strain early in spring training.

Associated Press

GMs Conflicted On Heyward's Chances At $200M Contract
A number of baseball executives were polled by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on whether or not Jason Heyward's next contract will be worth more than $200 million.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Giants, White Sox, Yankees Pursued Jason Heyward Trade
The Braves ultimately traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Heyward Embracing Opportunity With Cardinals
The Cardinals intend to install Jason Heyward near the top of their order, likely batting No. 2 as he did the first two games of spring training.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lance Lynn Leaves Game With Hip Injury
Lance Lynn left Sunday's game in the second inning with a left hip flexor strain.

Yahoo.com

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

Associated Press

Cardinals To Sign Carlos Villanueva
Villanueva will earn $2 million if he reaches the Major Leagues.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Cardinals To Limit Wainwright This Spring
Adam Wainwright has averaged 222 innings the past three seasons with the Cardinals.

ESPN.com

Hamels Hopes To Be Traded To Contender
Cole Hamels wanted to be clear that he's not demanding a trade, but expressed his desire to win.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Cardinals Acquire Ohlman From Orioles
The Cardinals have acquired Michael Ohlman from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mulder Won't Attempt Another Comeback
Mark Mulder had a brief stint with the Angels cut short last season with a rupture of his Achilles tendon.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Five, Six Teams Still Trying To Trade For Cole Hamels
No team has offered a package that Philadelphia would seriously consider for Cole Hamels.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Cardinals Will Wear Patches To Honor Tavaras
The Cardinals will wear an "OT" patch to honor the late outfielder.

ESPN.com

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

MLB.com

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

Yahoo.com

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

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