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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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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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

Tags: Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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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

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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Jon Lester Experiencing 'Dead Arm'

Mar 21, 2015 1:29 AM

Cubs pitching ace Jon Lester will miss his next scheduled spring start on Saturday due to a "dead arm," according to manager Joe Maddon.

"(It's) not pain," Maddon said Friday. "A lot of guys go through that moment where the arm just doesn't feel right. He came out of the chute really strong and probably went after it too hard, too early. Possibly trying to impress everybody, just being Jon Lester."

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Wainwright To Make Spring Debut Saturday

Mar 17, 2015 3:34 PM

Adam Wainwright will make his first spring training start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves.

Wainwright had a mild abdominal strain early in spring training. He has thrown a pair of bullpen sessions since the injury, including about 40 pitches in a simulated game Monday.

The right-hander plans to throw another bullpen session on Thursday, and manager Mike Matheny expects him to toss 50-60 pitches Saturday.

Associated Press

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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GMs Conflicted On Heyward's Chances At $200M Contract

Mar 13, 2015 7:17 AM

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.

Just 10 players in Major League history have signed for that amount, all in the last few years.

Heyward's numbers may not indicate that he's a $200 million player, but one general manager foresees him getting at least close to $200 million as a free agent.

"He's the best defensive right fielder in the game. He's young. He has upside. He's a leader with great makeup. And his WAR is higher than Giancarlo Stanton," the GM pointed out.

Heyman polled six other general managers who don't believe Heyward will flirt with a $200 million contract.

However, one of the GMs wouldn't rule out such a deal if Heyward has a huge season for the St. Louis Cardinals.

"It only takes one," that GM pointed out.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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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

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

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