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Cardinals' single-game tickets on sale Friday

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Cardinals’ single-game tickets for the 2017 regular season will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


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Ozzie: Cardinals played 'uncharacteristic' defense in 2016

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0600

Hall of Fame fielder is the first of the guest instructors to arrive at spring training -- and his focus is his expertise, sharper fielding.


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Short story: How Pham helped Peralta win Tournament of Throws

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:26:00 -0600

One of the drills Tuesday featured teams of four Cardinals making relay throws at high speeds, and it was a late pick that pushed the championship team.


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Gyorko delivers monstrous homer off Rosenthal in live BP

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:41:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • Infielder Jedd Gyorko kept a smile on his face as he experienced the highs and lows of live batting practice Monday morning while facing Carlos Martinez, Lance Lynn and Trevor Rosenthal.


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Goold: Wacha renews his focus on gaining strength

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:05:00 -0600

Absence of rookie Reyes means Cardinals starter, a former sensation himself, moves from nice option to near necessity.


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Utility Jedd: A big bat searching for the glove that fits

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:30:00 -0600

Thrown into a versatile role a year ago, Cardinals' leading slugger in 2016 has a plan for his position entering 2017.


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Ortiz: Keep negativity away from the ballpark

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:25:00 -0600

Before their first full-squad workout, the Cardinals set the tone with a players-only meeting that featured a long pep talk from new center fielder Dexter Fowler.


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Cardinals' first-day meeting has no mention of Cubs

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:24:00 -0600

'We just take care of our business,' says Matheny. Molina is absent as he is honored in Puerto Rico. Fowler is big hit in clubhouse.


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Where were you in 1999? Oliver was in a suit, awaiting Cardinals

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:30:00 -0600

Last player to take Cardinals to arb says it's 'something that I'll never forget' and that its bluntness informed the rest of his career.


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Matheny says Oh is his closer; Reyes surgery 'went well'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:10:00 -0600

Korean righthander, who had 19 saves last year, will leave for WBC. though, next week. Reyes' surgery successful.


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Ortiz: Agents eager to see if Mozeliak wants more pitching

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0600

Cardinals general manager remains pleased with his pitching depth — even after the setback involving Alex Reyes.


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BenFred: Available free agents unlikely to tempt Reyes-less Cards

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:30:00 -0600

If the news of Alex Reyes' elbow injury was a kick in the gut, reviewing the available free agent starters is a slap in the face.


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Cardinals prospect Littrell suspended for positive drug test

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Reliever was the only player left with the Cardinals from the 2014 team that sent Allen Craig to Boston and brought back John Lackey.


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Reyes headed for Tommy John surgery, will miss 2017 season

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0600

Rookie's absence opens the way for Wacha, Weaver, and former closer Rosenthal to make their case for the fifth spot in the rotation.


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Wacha impressive in first mound session

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:30:00 -0600

Cardinals righthander is stronger after off-season program to help shoulder.






Hochman: Cards are worse without Reyes, but how much worse?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:24:00 -0600

The Cardinals are known for developing pitchers. Let's see how the Cardinals do at reinventing pitchers — notably Wacha and Rosenthal.


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Ortiz: Reyes' elbow injury is a devastating blow

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:04:00 -0600

One day into spring training, and the most electric arm in camp received the news everybody dreaded.


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Cardinals braced for the worst after Reyes' elbow flares up

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:20:00 -0600

Elite pitching prospect is held out of practice, sent for MRI. One possible outcome the team is braced for is that he will require Tommy John surgery.


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Reyes' elbow injury has Cardinals braced for rookie's extended absence

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:45:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • One of the leading candidates for National League Rookie of the Year had the start of his spring training delayed — and perhaps interrupted entirely — by soreness in his elbow that has alarmed the team.


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Duke can do it all in Cards camp — except throw

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:35:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • Like the team all around him, Cardinals lefty Zach Duke was trying until the last day to prolong his season, even that one more inning.


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Lyons optimistic about early return to Cardinals

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:30:00 -0600

Cardinals lefthander had knee surgery in November. He was 2-0 with 3.38 ERA last year out of bullpen.


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Former Cardinals reliever Maness lands a deal with Royals

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:25:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • One of the first teams to show an interest in Seth Maness this offseason is also the team that's giving him a chance to show baseball there may be a quicker path back from a ligament tear.


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Ortiz: With veteran Cardinals at WBC, prospects have chance to shine

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

With 11 Cardinals set to play in the WBC, there will be plenty of extra at-bats and innings to go around in Jupiter this spring.


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10 areas of concern for Cardinals

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • When Mike Matheny arrived a year ago at spring training, his team aloft after a fifth consecutive playoff berth but clearly winded by a grinding, 100-win season, the Cardinals’ manager said he felt it was important to…



Matheny finds dire forecast for Cardinals 'unbelievable'

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:15:00 -0600

Baseball Prospectus assesses the 2017 Cardinals as a team that will finish with a dismal 76-86 mark, or a reverse of their final record for 2016.


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Matheny finds dire forecast 'unbelievable'

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:20:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • Before Cardinals manager Mike Matheny departed for Columbus, Ohio, and daughter Katie’s Senior Weekend hockey games for the Lady Buckeyes, he stopped in to meet with and observe some of his players who were working out ahead…



BenFred: Rebuilding Brewers focused on the future

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

The young, athletic Brewers are in full-blown rebuild mode, but that creates some fascinating questions.


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Ortiz: Cardinals' international pipeline is thriving

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:10:00 -0600

Righthander Sandy Alcantara and second baseman Eliezer Alvarez, both from the Dominican Republic, are two young prospects to keep an eye on this spring in their first big league camps.


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Cecil joins Carpenter on Team USA, Reyes available for Dominican Republic

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:15:00 -0600

New Cardinal Cecil and hotshot rookie Reyes are not eligible to pitch in the first round for their teams, but could be called later in tournament.


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Early 'Birds: Before spring has sprung, many Cardinals already at work

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Infielders Carpenter, Diaz, and Wong take advantage of early, informal workouts and one-on-one time with coach Jose Oquendo.


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Ortiz: Cardinals load up trucks, head south to set tone for season

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:30:00 -0600

The cases of Defiance Fuel water rested innocuously next to half a dozen laundry carts and hundreds of hangers as eight movers shuffled in and out of the Cardinals’ clubhouse Tuesday morning.


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With two fewer picks and tighter purse, Cardinals scouts fan out for draft

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:15:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • About the same time the Cardinals’ scouts gathered last week in St. Louis to plot how they’ll fan out and spot the talents the team would take in this summer’s draft, they all learned they’ll have two…


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Ortiz: Cardinals pack up and leave for Jupiter

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0600

One week before the Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report, the home clubhouse at Busch Stadium was buzzing as movers rushed in and out toward the loading dock.


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Scouts watch Maness, repaired elbow in showcase event

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:15:00 -0600

With an audience and a chance to show baseball what he and his doctor have believed would be possible, Seth Maness had a few flutters of nerves as he readied to throw for scouts Monday.


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BenFred: Reds' plodding rebuild will again help Cardinals

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0600

A pre-spring-training look around the National League Central shows the division's basement has not changed much.


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Prospects Bader, DeJong headline Cardinals' non-roster campers

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:38:00 -0600

Backup catcher Fryer will come to spring training off the roster, but club expects to add him during March, when spots open up.


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With new contract, Martinez hopes to start Opening Day

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0600

What the Cardinals did on Thursday was to anoint Carlos Martinez as their staff leader for the foreseeable future. They signed the flashy, 25-year-old righthander to a five-year, $51 million deal with a chance for him to earn a total…


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Ortiz: Martinez realizes dreams for family

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:15:00 -0600

Carlos Martinez was with his entire family at a softball field in the Dominican Republic when he found out that the framework of his long-term contract had been set Sunday.


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BenFred: Good job, Cardinals, avoiding arbitration with Martinez

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:10:00 -0600

How would an arbitration hearing have affected Carlos Martinez's relationship with the Cardinals? Some answers are worth not knowing.


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Goold: How Garcia set the stage for Martinez's record extension

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:40:00 -0600

From Jaime to Kluber, a detailed look of how extensions happen, comps calculated, and what Martinez sought in exchange for Cardinals getting his free-agent years.


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Correa alleges Astros benefited from 'unauthorized access'

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:30:00 -0600

Former Cardinals executive, serving 46-month jail sentence, releases statement that acknowledges 'unlawful methods' that resulted in lost draft picks, heavy fine.


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Correa gives his account of hacking case

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:05:00 -0600

Through what he admitted were “unlawful methods” that landed him in prison, former Cardinals executive Chris Correa believed he found proof the Houston Astros had duplicated and utilized evaluation methods and data developed by the Cardinals, he said Tuesday in…


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BenFred: Catching up on the 2017 Pirates

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:20:00 -0600

The Pirates appear to be rebuilding, but recent history says the Cardinals should never count them out.


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Cardinals fined, must forfeit draft picks over Astros hack

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:20:00 -0600

A bruising series of investigations that sent a rising executive to prison and dented the Cardinals’ cherished reputation reached closure Monday as Major League Baseball leveled unprecedented penalties that will limit the club’s ability to acquire talent this summer and…



Ortiz: Manfred had no choice but to lower the boom on Cards

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:30:00 -0600

Commissioner Rob Manfred had no other choice. He needed to make an example out of the Cardinals to remind teams that Major League Baseball will not tolerate cyber espionage.


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Cardinals' punishment in hacking case is near

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0600

Documents detail data former Cardinals executive accessed in Astros' internal database, and will inform commissioner's decision on penalties.


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Cards' punishment in hacking case is near

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:30:00 -0600

Documents unsealed this past week by a federal judge in Houston illustrate the “unfettered access” Cardinals executive Chris Correa had to the Astros’ internal database and the illegal avenues followed to determine if the rival club had used any of…



BenFred: Catching up on the Cubs

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:05:00 -0600

What have the World Series champs been up to this offseason? We start our National League Central spring training preview at the top of the division.


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Ortiz: Reyes sees bigger picture since birth of daughter

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:10:00 -0600

I was reminded often as a child that you don’t truly appreciate how much love parents have for their children until you have your own. Cardinals phenom Alex Reyes can appreciate that sentiment now.


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