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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019 file photo St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters pauses behind home plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Cardinals signed Wieters to a contract for the 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 bringing back the 33-year-old veteran to fill the same role behind Yadier Molina as last season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Wieters finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, a deal that brought back the 33-year-old to again back up Yadier Molina. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses based on starts as part of the deal, which was agreed...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna (23) hits a single against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning during Game 2 of a best-of-five National League Division Series in Atlanta. Free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves reached an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that puts him on the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. (AP Photo/Scott Cunningham, File)

Free agent OF Ozuna, Braves reach $18 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 21, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves found their new cleanup hitter when then reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna on an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday. Ozuna joins the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. He hit .429 with two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in...

Cardinals' Carpenter 'just wanted to apologize' for bad 2019

Jan. 20, 2020 6:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — This was not what Matt Carpenter or the St. Louis Cardinals envisioned when he signed a new contract. Because when the three-time All-Star third baseman wasn't hurt last season, he wasn't hitting. "I certainly was candid with our front office and our coaching staff at the end of the year,"...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, right, talks with Brant Ballard, 15, before signing his baseball bat during the annual Cardinals Caravan event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Flaherty looks forward to staying consistent for Cardinals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty plans to continue following the advice Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson gave him. "To be on the attack consistently," the 24-year-old Flaherty said Sunday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "That's what he preached. He said he was consistently on the...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader (48) runs to second base during the fifth inning during Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Bader is confident he will be the starting center fielder for the Cardinals when the season begins. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Bader confident he'll start in center field for Cardinals

Jan. 18, 2020 6:19 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader is confident he'll be in center field for the St. Louis Cardinals when the season begins. Bader was in St. Louis on Saturday taking part in the annual Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "I'm the starting center fielder," the 25-year-old Bader said. "It's my position. I'm going to...

Rockies to honor Larry Walker by retiring his jersey number

Jan. 17, 2020 4:14 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will retire the jersey number of outfielder Larry Walker in a ceremony during the upcoming season. The Rockies announced Friday they will honor Walker on April 19 when they play another one of Walker's former teams, the St. Louis Cardinals. Walker's No. 33 will be...

Cardinals acquire OF Dean from Marlins for prospect Burgos

Jan. 14, 2020 3:48 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Outfielder Austin Dean was acquired Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals from the Miami Marlins or 18-year-old minor league outfielder Diowill Burgos. Dean, who was designated for assignment by the Marlins last week, batted .225 for them in 64 games last year and hit .337 with 18 home runs...

Brewers sign INF Gyorko to $2M, 1-year deal with 2021 option

Jan. 11, 2020 12:10 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Jedd Gyorko signed a $2 million, one-year deal Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers that includes a club option for 2021. The 31-year-old Gyorko has played seven major league seasons with San Diego, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was hampered by injuries in 2019 and...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez watches his two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rays acquire Martinez from Cardinals for pitching prospect

Jan. 9, 2020 11:35 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals. In addition to addressing the need for a...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim smiles as he holds up a sign during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in St. Louis. The Cardinals have signed the Korean left-hander to a two-year contract. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals sign top South Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim

Dec. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals searched all over the world, looking for the right kind of left-handed pitcher. They think they've found him in Kwang Hyun Kim. The NL Central champions and the 31-year-old South Korean finalized an $8 million, two-year contract, a deal that would pay him $10...