St Louis Cardinals Wiretap

Stephen Piscotty Released From Hospital

Sep 29, 2015 4:20 PM

Stephen Piscotty has been released from the hospital following Monday night's scary collision in the outfield with Peter Bourjos.

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder "had a couple of bruises but overall everything checked out very clean.  He had a couple more tests today and things came back as positive as we could hope for, so that was very fortunate," Mike Matheny said.

Piscotty lay motionless in the outfield in Pittsburgh after accidentally getting kneed in the head by Bourjos. He was carried off the field on a stretcher.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Adam Wainwright Awaiting Doctor's OK To Return

Sep 28, 2015 5:13 PM

After throwing 27 pitches during a simulated inning on Saturday, Adam Wainwright only needs a doctor's OK to return to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Wainwright described Saturday's session as "much better" than the one he had on Wednesday, when, for the first time since tearing his left Achilles in late April, he tested his pitches against six hitters.

"It felt like me out there today," Wainwright said. "That was incredibly uplifting. My leg feels great. My arm was solid, rebounded great. It was nice to be out there facing big league hitters."

The Cardinals are expected to use Wainwright out of the bullpen if he is able to return.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Still Hope To Re-Sign Jason Heyward

Sep 28, 2015 11:44 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals traded for Jason Heyward last offseason, planning to use the 2015 season as time to evaluate whether or not they should re-sign the outfielder.

Word is that St. Louis aspires to re-sign Heyward, even though they recognize it might take another team to help frame his value.

"This is ideal for a player like myself," Heyward said. "They show a lot of appreciation for me. Whether it's hitting two home runs in one game or throwing somebody out to win a game or making a play running the bases, just hustling. I'm trying to do anything to win and people see that. That's what they care about. They're not looking at overall statistics. There are a few (teams) that would fit me, and here is one of them. That stands out. For me, it stands out especially."

Entering Saturday, Heyward leads the team with a .288 average and 23 steals.

"He's been an extraordinarily important part of this club," John Mozeliak said. "You think about where we are today with (seven) games left in the season – his contributions have been extremely positive."

Mozeliak went on to say Heyward is "hitting free agency at a very unique time."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Cardinals Clinch MLB's First Playoff Spot

Sep 20, 2015 1:18 AM

The Cardinals have become the first team to clinch a postseason berth this year despite losing to the Cubs on Saturday.

The Cardinals fell at Wrigley Field, but manager Mike Matheny's team later sealed a playoff spot when San Francisco lost to Arizona. The Giants' defeat ensured St. Louis at least an NL wild-card slot.

St. Louis has the best record in the majors at 92-56

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Cubs Beat Cardinals As Tempers Flare Again

Sep 19, 2015 6:31 PM

Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant hit back-to-back homers, and tempers flared for the second straight game as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday for its fifth straight win to tighten the NL Central race, according to an report.

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

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Maddon Upset With Cardinals' Hit On Rizzo

Sep 19, 2015 2:09 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon unleashed a tirade directed at the Cardinals on Friday after Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of the team's 8-3 win.

The Cubs believe Cardinals reliever Matt Belisle intentionally threw at Rizzo in retaliation for St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday being hit by a pitch on the helmet in the fifth inning. Rizzo was hit on the leg by Belisle, who was ejected along with Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

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Giants Place Matt Cain On DL With Nerve Issue In Elbow

Aug 29, 2015 1:44 AM

Giants veteran pitcher Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.

San Francisco recalled Chris Heston (11-7), who will pitch Sunday against St. Louis after getting a short break in the minors to rest.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Hire Randy Flores As Director Of Amateur Scouting

Aug 28, 2015 3:55 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have hired Randy Flores as their new director of amateur scouting.

Flores retired as a player following the 2010 season.

The 40-year-old left-hander has been working as an assistant coach at USC.

St. Louis was in need of a new scouting director after the firing of Carlos Correa, who admitted a role in Cardinals' breach of the Houston Astros' computer network.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Cardinals Focused On Run Prevention

Aug 11, 2015 7:19 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are on pace to allow the fewest runs in franchise history through a full season.

"Every team struggles to score runs against this team," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said this past weekend. "That's not a news flash. They are really good at preventing runs. They've lapped the rest of baseball in prevention. They are outstanding at it."

The Brewers, for example, have scored three more runs than the Cardinals this season, but trail them by 24 games in the standings. St. Louis leads the National League with a plus-121 run differential.

The Cardinals have scored the 11th-fewest runs in the majors but lead baseball with a 2.60 ERA. They have allowed 319 runs this season, 76 fewer than the next-closest team.

"Last year, people talked about how we don't score a lot of runs, that we play so many tight games, that the bullpen gets worn out," Matt Carpenter said. "We got to the postseason and we were tested and ready for that. It helped us. This is the same thing with this year's team. We've played in close ballgames before. Just scoring runs is not a good plan over the course of the season. You have to play good defense. You have to pitch. That's how you win close games. That's how you lead the league in wins, in my opinion."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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No 'Substantive' Talks Between Cardinals, Jason Heyward On Extension

Aug 10, 2015 6:23 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals and Jason Heyward have yet to engage in "substantive talks" regarding a contract extension, according to the outfielder.

The Cardinals haven't been aggressive in talks, which is how Heyward would prefer it.

"At this point, I think both sides are OK with that, OK with where things are right now," Heyward told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Both sides want to make sure everybody is happy. That's really what they've been asking me about the whole time. 'Hey, you like it here? Hey, you comfortable?' They want to make sure I feel at home, make sure I can be myself, and that's been their focus. They've allowed me the time to fit in. That has meant a lot."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Cardinals Extend Scoreless Streak To 36 Innings
The Cardinals have tossed three consecutive shutouts, running their scoreless streak to 36 innings.

Brandon Curry/MLB

New TV Deal Will Start In 2018, Pay Cardinals $55M
It was reported last week that the Cardinals have agreed to a new 15-year television deal with FoxSports Midwest that will pay them more than a billion dollars.

Craig Edwards/FanGraphs

Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss
St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Indians to complete the deal.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss
Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cardinals, FOX Sports Reach Lucrative TV Deal
The Cardinals have reached a new television deal with Fox Sports Midwest that will guarantee the team more than $1 billion.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Cardinals, Brewers Have Discussed Adam Lind
The Cardinals are still looking for a replacement at first base for Matt Adams.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Get Steve Cishek From Marlins
St. Louis sent Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough to the Miami for the right-hander.

Associated Press

Adam Wainwright Pitches At Daughter's Softball Game
The pitching machine failed at his daughter's young softball game on Monday, so Adam Wainwright took the mound and pitched.

Union Monitoring Whether Cardinals Hacking Affected Player Market
As the federal investigation into the Cardinals continues for hacking into the computer database of the Astros, the player's union has an interest to learn whether any information obtained may have a

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars
Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Matt Holiday in the NL starting lineup.

Matt Holliday Won't Play In All-Star Game
Matt Holliday will not play in the All-Star Game because of the quadriceps injury that has sidelined the slugger for more than a month.


Cardinals Left Fuming Over Game-Tying Hit In Loss To Cubs
The Cardinals are upset that Addison Russell's game-tying single was called fair on Tuesday night.


All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Cardinals Fire Scouting Director Amid Scandal
The Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the pl

Associated Press

Jason Heyward Finding Swing With Cardinals
Jason Heyward, 25, was traded to the Cardinals this past winter but he struggled the first two months of the season.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Astros Haven't Received Subpoena As Part Of Federal Investigation
The Astros say they did not receive a subpoena as part of the government's investigation into the hacking of their private database and computer systems.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Struggling To Pinpoint Who Hacked In Astros' System
FBI agents are struggling to pinpoint exactly who within the Cardinals organization repeatedly hacked into the Astros' closely guarded baseball intelligence network.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

Report: Cardinals Hacked Astros As Early As 2012
The initial New York Times report indicated that the Cardinals first hacked the Astros player database in 2013.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Cardinals Chairman: 'Rogue' Behavior To Be Punished
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. blamed "roguish behavior" for the team's involvement in the alleged hacking of the Astros' player personnel database.


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