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Cardinals To Re-Evaluate Carlos Martinez On March 5

Feb 20, 2019 9:03 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have shut down Carlos Martinez for two weeks so that he can build up shoulder strength.

Martinez, 27, won't throw before being re-evaluated on March 5.

The right-hander endured an injury-plagued season in 2018.

Mike Shildt said an MRI this week showed Martinez's right shoulder was structurally sound.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Expect Marcell Ozuna To Be Ready For Opener

Feb 16, 2019 3:48 PM

Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna will be on a limited throwing program to start the spring but is expected to be ready for Opening Day, manager Mike Shildt said Saturday.

Ozuna underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is still in the rehabilitation process.

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Cardinals Will Try To Extend Paul Goldschmidt During Season

Jan 27, 2019 7:45 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals want to sign Paul Goldschmidt to a contract extension, but negotiations won't take place soon.

They want Goldschmidt to experience St. Louis and engage with the team before trying to sign him long-term, according to a report. They'll talk during the season.

The Cardinals have a history of success in extending players after acquiring them via trade. They were successful with Mark McGwire, Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

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

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Yadier Molina Says Beef With Kris Bryant Will Linger Into Season

Jan 23, 2019 7:38 AM

Kris Bryant called St. Louis boring during a lighthearted interview at Cubs Convention last week, which made several members of the Cardinals upset.

Yadier Molina was especially upset with the comments and won't let it go.

He called Bryant a "loser" on Instagram and expanded on his reaction this week.

"Oh, it will. It will carry [into the season]," Molina said. "I can't wait to get on the field."

"St. Louis is home. If anybody says anything bad about my home, I'm going to be there for us. I said to the guys, 'We are like a family. We have to stick together. We have to defend ourselves, and we have to defend our ground.' Whoever says something about us, we are going to be there to defend us."

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

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Cardinals Intend To Pitch Paul Goldschmidt On Extension

Jan 22, 2019 8:01 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are downplaying their interest in signing Paul Goldschmidt to a contract extension.

Six weeks ago, John Mozeliak dodged questions about Goldschmidt's future by stating that "what I'm thinking about today is 2019."

Goldschmidt, 31, is scheduled to hit free agency next winter.

"Whenever a good player comes to the Cardinals, if they have a year left on their contract, we always think down the road," owner Bill DeWitt said. "We'd love to have him here longer than one year, and we'll just see how that plays out."

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

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Cardinals, Miles Mikolas Interested In Extension

Jan 20, 2019 9:19 PM

Miles Mikolas is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season, but the St. Louis Cardinals would like to keep that from happening.

Both sides have expressed interest in negotiating a contract extension.

According to a report, the right-hander's agent has been in touch with the Cardinals "about what the framework would look like for an extension."

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

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Yadier Molina Takes Exception To Kris Bryant's Comments

Jan 20, 2019 1:34 AM

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals won't see each other until early May, but the heat already has been turned up on one of baseball's best rivalries.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant called St. Louis "boring" during a comedic moment at the team's annual fan convention this weekend. When Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina heard about the comment, he responded by saying "only stupid players and losers" make fun of other cities.

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Cardinals Sign Andrew Miller To Two-Year Contract

Dec 22, 2018 1:27 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed two-time All-Star reliever Andrew Miller to a two-year contract, the team announced Friday.

According to The Athletic, Miller will receive $25 million over the next two seasons with a vesting option that would pay him $12 million in 2021 or a $2.5 million buyout.

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

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Cardinals Closing In On Deal With Andrew Miller

Dec 21, 2018 8:07 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a deal with Andrew Miller, according to a source.

As of Thursday evening, the two sides were "very close."

According to a report, it will be a multi-year deal.

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

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Matt Adams Returns To Nationals

Dec 16, 2018 12:48 AM

First baseman Matt Adams is returning to the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports.

The left-handed slugger finished last season with the St. Louis Cardinals after being waived by the Nationals in a salary dump in August.

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Yadier Molina To Have Clean-Up Knee Surgery
The Cardinals expect catcher Yadier Molina to be ready for Spring Training.

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Cardinals To Acquire Paul Goldschmidt From Diamondbacks
Arizona will receive right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a Competitive Balance Round B draft selection in 2019 from St. Louis.

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Royals Hire Mike Matheny As Special Advisor
Mike Matheny is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Cardinals In Position To Make Offers To Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
The Cardinals haven't landed a big name in a while, but they were in the bidding for Jason Heyward and David Price and were willing to take on Giancarlo Stanton in a trade.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Have No Plans To Pursue Manny Machado
The Cardinals don't seem interested in Manny Machado despite a potential roster need.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Cardinals, Adam Wainwright Put Contract 'On Hold'
Pitcher Adam Wainwright will have to become a free agent before the agreement with the Cardinals can be finalized.

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Adam Wainwright To Return To Cardinals For 15th Season
The Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal with Adam Wainwright.

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Kolten Wong Upset Rays Didn't Call Up His Brother
Kean Wong was named the Triple-A All-Star Game MVP for the International League in July. He was a fourth-round pick by the Rays in 2013, and this is his second season in AAA.

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Cardinals Remove Interim Tag From Mike Shildt's Title
The Cardinals are so happy with the job that Mike Shildt has done since he took over as manager that they've removed the interim tag from his title.

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Cardinals Acquire Matt Adams From Nationals Via Waiver Claim

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Cardinals Moving Luke Weaver To Bullpen
Luke Weaver will be used as a "shorter long man or a middle-innings guy" immediately.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Carlos Martinez Moving To Bullpen For Remainder Of 2018
Carlos Martinez has been sidelined as of late with a shoulder strain.

Peter Baugh/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Report: Nationals, Greg Holland Reach Agreement
Reliever Greg Holland was released by the Cardinals last week.

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Padres Let Tyson Ross, Jordan Lyles Go On Waiver Claims
The Cardinals claimed Tyson Ross, while the Brewers claimed Jordan Lyles from the Padres.

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Rays Acquire Tommy Pham From Cardinals
Tommy Pham is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 98 games this season for the Cardinals.

ESPN

Matt Carpenter Hits HR In Sixth Straight Game
Matt Carpenter's sixth straight game with a home run sets a Cardinals' single-season club record.

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Cardinals Unlikely To Trade Carlos Martinez

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Yadier Molina Open To Player-Manager Role In 2020
Yadier Molina says he'd "welcome the opportunity" if he had a chance to be a player-manager during the final year of his contract with the Cardinals in 2020.

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Cardinals Could Sell At Deadline If Struggles Continue
If they continue to struggle after the All-Star break, the Cardinals will "seriously consider selling" at the trade deadline, according to a report.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Cardinals Fire Manager Mike Matheny
The Cardinals have named bench coach Mike Shildt as interim manager.

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