CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Albert Pujols Joins The 500 Home Run Club In Style

Los Angeles Angels big man Albert Pujols joined some elite company smashing his 500th career home run off Washington Nationals hurler Taylor Jordan. Pujols crushed the no-doubter sending him to the record books as only the 26th man to ever achieve the historic milestone. Even the slugger’s former team sent out a congratulatory tweet to recognize the achievement. The St. Louis...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Cardinals trade one of their surplus outfielders for relief help?

Over the last few years, the Cardinals have been know for developing and promoting power arms, including such standouts as Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha, Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez.With those pitchers having already graduated to the majors, it appears that the Cardinals system strength is now their outfielders.In addition to major league regulars Matt Holliday...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Oscar Taveras (ankle) scratched from Triple-A game

Outfielder Oscar Taveras, rated the No. 2 prospect in MLB, is out of the Triple-A Memphis lineup for "precautionary reasons" and is listed as "day-to-day" after twisting his ankle, tweets Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. She also notes this is his left ankle, not the ankle which was surgically repaired in August of 2013. But for that injury, Taveris would been a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty homers, Oscar Taveras leaves with apparent injury on Monday

It was a solid night for Cardinals’ affiliates, as they went 3-1 with Palm Beach suffering the only loss. The Memphis Redbirds’ outfield continues to rake, collecting 6 more hits and 3 RBI’s on Monday, including a home run from Stephen Piscotty. A bit of disconcerting news came in the 7th inning when Oscar Taveras was removed for a pinch runner after hitting a single. It was...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lyons is solid in season debut but Cards' bats offer no support

The Mets have been high on the prospects of right-hander Jenrry Mejia for years. He showed why Monday night when he worked 6 2/3 scoreless innings to deal the Cardinals a 2-0 defeat. Mejia, 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA, struck out seven and didn't allow a Cardinal to reach second base until the sixth inning. The Cardinals, however, haven't been hitting anyone much lately. Only three...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Have Yet To Take Flight In 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a less than stellar start this season and in large part it is a result of three areas. First, the front office anticipated the continued emergence of young hard throwing pitchers Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, and Kevin Siegrist at the back end of the Redbirds bullpen. In addition, youngster Seth Maness, who led all Major League pitchers in...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote Lyons, option Rondon

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals promoted left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and started him Monday night against the New York Mets. Right-handed reliever Jorge Rondon was optioned to Triple-A. The 26-year-old Lyons will take the rotation spot held by Joe Kelly, who was put on the 15-disabled list last week. Kelly strained his left hamstring trying to beat out a bunt...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NY Times Profiles Yadier Molina

The name of the piece is “From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchestrates The Cardinals”. At this point, you can pretty much rest assured that this isn’t your typical Cardinals media fare. You’d be right, because yesterday the NY Times’ Tyler Kepner profiles Yadier Molina and got some interesting information: Brian McCann, a 7-time All-Star studies what Molina does...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals are momentum killers so far in 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in mediocre fashion with five wins in their first nine games against presumably their two toughest National League Central Division competitors in 2014, the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. Neither the Reds nor the Pirates have played particularly well to begin the season either. Cincinnati entered play Friday at 6-9 with a three...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras and Randal Grichuk lead Memphis to a walk-off win on Sunday

It was a quiet Easter for the Cardinals’ affiliates as Memphis and Springfield were the only two clubs in action. Memphis won with a thrilling walk-off, while Springfield’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. The Redbirds prized outfield lived up to their hype on Sunday going a combined 5-12 with 2 doubles, a home run, 2 runs batted in, and 3 runs scored. Here are the results from...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly’s rotation spot

The Cardinals have decided on a fill-in for starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday afternoon with a strained left hamstring that he suffered Wednesday at Miller Park in Milwaukee while trying to beat out a groundball. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it’ll be 26-year-old left-hander Tyler Lyons, and he will make...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Updates: Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a hot start with an 11-7 record.  They're two games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who are off to a Major League Best, 13-5 record but the Cardinals know it's a long season.  They kick off game four of a set against the Washington Nationals at 1:35pm with hopes of taking three of four from the Nationals.  A pair of pitchers saw action...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals announce the release of three minor league players

With recent movement throughout the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, a few players found their careers over with the organization. Releases like this happen in the regular season when the team feels like the player is not progressing enough and the player would like a fresh start with a new organization. On Thursday, the Cardinals announced the release of these three players: Vance...
Via Cardinals Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly goes on DL, leaving Cardinals with some intriguing options

After putting Joe Kelly on the disabled list Thursday, the Cardinals replaced him on the roster with a reliever. Hmm. So Carlos Martinez is moving into the rotation? Not necessarily. Kelly would not have been scheduled to start again until Monday, so the Cardinals still have time to weigh their options. Left-hander Tyler Lyons, who made eight starts last season, remains a leading...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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