Latest St. Louis Cardinals News

Cards' Mikolas misses bullpen session with sore elbow

Feb. 16, 2020 1:59 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring because of a flexor tendon issue. “Best-case scenario is probably just a couple more days before he starts playing catch, starts his bullpens again,” Cardinals manager...

Corbin Burnes hopes to regain Brewers' rotation spot

Feb. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Corbin Burnes is rebuilding, just like the Milwaukee Brewers were a few years ago, The 25-year-old right-hander spent most of his offseason at the team's spring training facility trying to rebound from an awful 2019 season. Milwaukee's minor league pitcher of the year in 2017, Burnes debut...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Brad Miller bats during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, a deal that includes $500,000 in available performance bonuses. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Brad Miller, Cardinals agree to $2 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 13, 2020 12:42 AM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Brad Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract Wednesday, a deal that includes $500,000 in available performance bonuses. The 30-year-old infielder can earn $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400 and 450 plate appearances. Miller hit .260 with 13 homers...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis rotation questions revolve around Carlos Martinez

Feb. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As far as the St. Louis Cardinals are concerned, how Carlos Martinez feels on days he's not throwing may be as important has how well he performs on the mound. A healthy Martinez is likely the final piece in the Cardinals' starting rotation. A Martinez whose shoulder, like last year,...

FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez looks at a ball after giving up an RBI-double to Atlanta Braves' Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St. Louis. St. Louis won't get reliever Jordan Hicks back from Tommy John surgery until midseason, so look for Martinez to handle the closing duties after doing an effective job down the stretch last season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Cardinals hope to build on NLCS run with very similar lineup

Feb. 7, 2020 1:23 PM EST

Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed this year, a byproduct of a breakout season in which he established himself as one of the game's best pitchers. When he was asked whether he can top it, Flaherty gave an answer that might...

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...