Latest Adam Wainwright News

Wainwright guaranteed $5M by Cards, can earn $5M for starts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:15 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright is guaranteed $5 million in his one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and can earn up to $5 million in performance bonuses, which allows the pitcher to match his 2019 earnings. That is up from a $2 million guarantee in his 2019 deal, in which he earned an...

Cardinals agree to deal with Adam Wainwright for 2020 season

Nov. 12, 2019 9:05 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season, increasing the likelihood the pitcher will finish his career with the only major league team he has played for. The 38-year-old Wainwright was drafted by the Braves in 2000 and traded to the...

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt gets new 3-year contract

Nov. 5, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020. At its end-of-season news conference Tuesday, St. Louis announced president of baseball operations John Mozeliak received a three-year...

Mets hire Carlos Beltrán as manager

Nov. 1, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. Beltrán received a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2023. The Mets announced the move Friday. A...

Nationals decline Matt Adams' $4 million option

Nov. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after winning their first World Series title, the Washington Nationals declined a $4 million mutual option for 2020 on backup first baseman Matt Adams. Adams gets a $1 million buyout and becomes a free agent following Friday's decision. The 31-year-old hit .226 with 20 homers and...

Canucks down Blues in shootout, get 1st road win

Oct. 17, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thatcher Demko is making the most of his time in the Canucks' starting lineup. Demko made 34 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all six shots in a shootout to help Vancouver to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Vancouver won its fourth in a row — its longest...

NLCS sweep puts damper on Cardinals' 92-win season

Oct. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

From one corner of a sullen clubhouse came the glass half full view of the St. Louis Cardinals' season. "People did not think we were going to be here," veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright said. "I think if you had asked Cardinals (fans) in spring training if we got to the NLCS, would they be happy? Most of them...

Cardinals implode in 1st inning, swept by Nationals in NLCS

Oct. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Shildt took the ball from Dakota Hudson and patted him on the back of the neck. Hudson was out of the game after recording one out on 15 pitches against eight Washington Nationals batters, and the St. Louis Cardinals were on the receiving end of what they did to the Atlanta Braves in...

Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Aníbal Sánchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer followed Sánchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own, and the stingy Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on...

Nats ace Scherzer loses NLCS no-hit bid in 7th vs Cards

Oct. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer lost his no-hit bid on Paul Goldschmidt's clean single leading off the seventh inning in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Goldschmidt's line drive dropped in front of left fielder Juan Soto, who played the ball...