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Cardinals, Brewers Have Discussed Adam Lind

Jul 27, 2015 3:44 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have had discussions with the Milwaukee Brewers about acquiring Adam Lind.

Milwaukee is reportedly willing to part with Lind, who is hitting .285/.365/.500 in 359 plate appearances this season.

Lind is owed $7.5 million this season and his contract carries a $500,000 buyout of his $8 million option for 2016.

The Cardinals are still looking for a replacement at first base for Matt Adams.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Get Steve Cishek From Marlins

Jul 24, 2015 4:41 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired reliever Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins.

St. Louis sent Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough to the Miami for the right-hander.

Cishek is 2-6 with three saves and a 4.50 ERA this year. The 29-year-old struggled and was sent down to Double-A earlier this season, but had an 0.71 ERA in 13 games since returning to Miami in mid-June.

Associated Press

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Adam Wainwright Pitches At Daughter's Softball Game

Jul 21, 2015 4:49 PM

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

Wainwright is working his way back from a torn Achilles and still hopes to return to the St. Louis Cardinals this season.

SI.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Union Monitoring Whether Cardinals Hacking Affected Player Market

Jul 16, 2015 7:00 AM

As the federal investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals continues for hacking into the computer database of the Houston Astros, the player's union has an interest to learn whether any information obtained may have affected a player's market.

If the Astros kept notes on free agents -- in terms of how they valued them, etc. -- the Cardinals could have used that information to adjust bids accordingly.

"As you know that investigation is ongoing," union head Tony Clark said. "We've have been connected to baseball throughout and we'll have an understanding or appreciation once that investigation completes itself as to what all happened there. We have bits and pieces and some understanding, but at this point in time, from what we understand, that concern isn't there (that a market was manipulated). Doesn't mean it may not be there when all is said and done, based on the information we get, but right now it's not there."

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

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

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Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars

Jul 12, 2015 8:34 PM

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is an All-Star for the first time since his 2013 steroid suspension.

Braun was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday to replace injured Cardinals outfielder Matt Holiday.

Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Holliday in the NL starting lineup.

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Matt Holliday Won't Play In All-Star Game

Jul 11, 2015 11:35 AM

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.

John Mozeliak announced Friday that Holliday would not be activated from the disabled list this weekend, making the left fielder ineligible to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Holliday has hit .303/.417/.421 for the St. Louis Cardinals this season.

ESPN

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

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Cardinals Left Fuming Over Game-Tying Hit In Loss To Cubs

Jul 8, 2015 3:38 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals are upset that Addison Russell's game-tying single was called fair on Tuesday night.

Seth Maness was ejected after arguing the call. The Chicago Cubs tacked on two more runs in the inning en route to a 5-3 win.

"I saw it hit 2 feet foul right in the dirt, and it's really hard to see whereabouts it hit foul again," Maness said. "I'm really no physics major, but I don't know how it hits foul and then curves back -- but it could -- I'm not saying it didn't."

Mike Matheny wishes he could have challenged the play.

As first-base umpire Pat Hoberg called a fair ball, Mark Reynolds threw his arms up. Maness ran over and was tossed.

Matheny saw "two players over there screaming and yelling that it's a blatant miss" and went out to argue. He said he understood it wasn't a challengeable play but believes it should be.

"We have enough technology to show us. Why not take a look?" Matheny said. "We're taking a look at everything else."

ESPN

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

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All-Star Game Starters Announced

Jul 5, 2015 9:24 PM

2015 ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS ANNOUNCED

Leading Vote-Getter Josh Donaldson Sets All-Time Single-Season Voting Record, Edges Out AL Teammate Mike Trout for Top Overall Spot;

Bryce Harper Finishes as Top NL Vote-Getter, Sets All-Time NL
Single-Season Voting Mark;

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, MLB’s leading vote-getter, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.  The 2015 AL and NL All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the “Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show” on ESPN.  

Donaldson, who collected 14,090,188 total votes, set a new all-time single-season voting record, surpassing Josh Hamilton’s 2012 total of 11,073,744 tallies.  

Harper receives his third Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and his second fan-elected start (2013), becoming the first player in Nationals-era history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments.  

Third baseman Todd Frazier of the host Reds received 9,233,686 votes, surpassing Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (7,133,753) in the final week to earn his first fan election after being named an All-Star reserve in 2014.  

In the AL, reigning league batting champion Jose Altuve of the Astros reclaimed the top spot at second base in the final week, finishing with 9,634,464 votes to beat out Kansas City’s Omar Infante (8,999,117).  

Angels outfielder Mike Trout received 14,013,021 total votes, which was the second-highest total in the Majors behind Donaldson.  Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance and third consecutive fan-elected start.

Joining Trout in the AL outfield will be Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain (12,399,127) and Alex Gordon (10,609,006).  

Rounding out the fan elections in the NL outfield alongside Harper is Giancarlo Stanton (7,036,537) of the Miami Marlins and Matt Holliday (6,362,653) of the Cardinals.  

Two-time AL Most Valuable Player (2012-13) Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers garnered 13,834,271 votes en route to his 10th career All-Star selection (also 2004-07, 2010-14) and third consecutive fan election.  

Cabrera’s NL counterpart will be Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks, who received 9,119,375 votes to attain his second consecutive fan-elected start.  

Giants catcher Buster Posey will make the start behind the plate in the NL, marking his third career Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and second career fan-elected start (2012).  

For the AL, Royals backstop Salvador Perez tallied 13,747,294 votes to receive his first career starting assignment in the Midsummer Classic after making the AL squad as a reserve in each of the last two seasons.  

In the AL’s tightest race, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (10,632,184) claimed his fourth All-Star selection (2009, 2013-14) as he held off Kendrys Morales (10,320,500) of the Royals.  

Up the middle of the NL infield will be Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (7,574,750) and Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (8,478,474).  Joining Altuve up the middle of the AL infield is Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who tallied 11,960,907 votes to receive his first career All-Star selection. 

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Cardinals Fire Scouting Director Amid Scandal

Jul 3, 2015 10:19 AM

The St. Louis 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 player personnel database of the Houston Astros.

St. Louis declined to say why Correa was fired but confirmed that he had been let go a day earlier after a team-imposed leave of absence. The team is investigating the alleged hacking, as is the FBI.

Jim Martin, an attorney hired by the Cardinals in February, declined to say how long Correa had been on leave. Correa, who was promoted to director of amateur scouting during the offseason, shepherded some of the team's top draft picks this season to interviews at Busch Stadium just a few weeks ago.

Martin said no other employees had been terminated and the investigation wasn't done.

Associated Press

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Jason Heyward Finding Swing With Cardinals

Jun 29, 2015 8:02 AM

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

After working with hitting coaches and exercising repetition, Heyward has started to free himself and let loose production – right when the Cardinals have needed it most.

Only Randal Grichuk has a higher slugging percentage than Heyward's .526 this month and no Cardinal has a higher average than his .321.

"We're watching the fluid nature of his swing improve just as every aspect of his game seems like it's falling into a good rhythm," Mike Matheny said. "He looks free, less locked up. Hopefully, this is something that he can now build on. When he gets right, he's pretty impressive."

The Cardinals invested heavily in Heyward by trading two young starting pitchers, including Shelby Miller, to Atlanta in hopes the right fielder would blossom.

"When a hitter looks like he's tied up at times it's not because the swing is changing, it's just not consistent," Heyward said. "It's not as consistent because you're not allowing yourself to have good timing with the swing. Absolutely when you're chopping groundballs like that it's rough. I felt like I was doing a lot of things on the way to the ball that I didn't want to and limited my ability to hit line drives somewhere. Being late to the spot is a huge part of that. You want to make them pay for their mistakes and at the time I wasn’t able to make them pay for their mistakes.

"You can't trust your hands, you stay through the zone and you don't have much plate coverage," Heyward concluded. "And then your strengths are not your strengths, and your weaknesses just become outs."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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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.

ESPN

Adam Wainwright Hopes To Return This Season
Adam Wainwright, who underwent surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon on April 30, hasn't given up on pitching for the Cardinals in 2015.

ESPN

Cardinals: Anyone Involved In Hacking Will Be 'Held Accountable'
Cardinals chairman and CEO William O. Dewitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak have issued statements on the hacking scandal that came to light on Tuesday.

Chris Cwik/Yahoo! Sports

Report: FBI Focusing On 4-5 Cardinals Employees In Hacking Scandal
The FBI investigation of the Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the database of the Astros is expected to end soon, according to people familiar with the situation.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Traced Astros' Data Breach To Florida House
The FBI is investigating the Cardinals for possibly breaching the Astros' computerized database and stealing information, according to a New York Times report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yadier Molina, John Lackey Have Heated Exchange In Dugout
Yadier Molina and John Lackey had a heated exchange in the dugout during the Cardinals' win over the Twins on Monday night.

ESPN

Cardinals Under Investigation By FBI For Hacking Astros' Database
The attack represents the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team has hacked the network of another team.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Cardinals Don't Regret Trading For Heyward
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak doesn't regret making the trade with the Braves for Jason Heyward.

ESPN.com

Could Ryan Howard Be An Option For Cardinals?
The Cardinals will be without Matt Adams for quite some time, if not the remainder of the season, which may put them in the market for a first baseman.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Matt Holliday Has Reached Base In First 43 Games
It's the longest streak in the National League since 1914.

ESPN

Shelby Miller Making Strides After Rough 2014
The 24-year-old has a 1.60 ERA, 0.933 WHIP, 39 strikeouts and 15 walks in 45 innings (seven starts) this year.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

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