Cardinals beef up bullpen, sign Miller to two-year deal (12/22/18)ST. LOUIS -- When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form. Miller agreed to terms on a two-year deal with St. Louis, with a vesting option for 2021. The 6-foot-7 left-hander has been dominant for much of this decade, but he went just 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 37 games with Cleveland last season while dealing with hamstring, knee and shoulder issues...
Former Cardinals Descalso, Adams find homes in National League (12/19/18)CHICAGO -- Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2021 and could be worth $8.25 million over three seasons. He gets $1.5 million next year and $2.5 million in 2020. Chicago has a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout...
Cardinals first-round pick Roberts suspended 50 games for positive drug test (12/15/18)NEW YORK -- St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft pick Griffin Roberts has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Major League Baseball announced the ban Friday. Roberts is a right-handed reliever who was selected 43rd overall from Wake Forest this year. He pitched for Class A Palm Beach after signing for $1,664,200 and had been expected to move quickly through the minor leagues...
Cards send 3B Wisdom to Rangers (12/12/18)LAS VEGAS -- The St. Louis Cardinals traded third baseman Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers for infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson on Tuesday as the winter meetings began to heat up. The 27-year-old Wisdom made his major league debut last season, hitting .260 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 32 games. He spent most of the season at Class AAA Memphis, hitting .288 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs...
Cardinals management refers to Goldschmidt as 'perfect fit' at news conference (12/8/18)ST. LOUIS -- Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade. If he doesn't sign a new contract, he would be among the top free agents next offseason...
Cardinals acquire Goldschmidt in trade with Diamondbacks (12/6/18)PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, St. Louis sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona...
Cardinals, lefty Shreve agree to $900,000 deal (12/1/18)ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract. Shreve can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50; $75,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $50,000 for 65...
Wainwright finalizes $2M, bonus-laden deal with Cards (10/30/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright became a free agent Monday, then finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals that allows him to earn $8 million in performance bonuses as a starting pitcher, $3 million for relief appearances and $4 million more for games finished...
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Jan. 22: BBWAA Hall of Fame voting announced.
Jan. 28-Feb. 15: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Feb. 6-8: Owners' meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 10: Voluntary reporting date for Oakland pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 11: Voluntary reporting date for Seattle pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 13: Voluntary reporting date for other teams' pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 15: Voluntary reporting date for other players on Oakland and Seattle.
Feb. 18: Voluntary reporting date for other teams' other players.
Feb. 23: Mandatory reporting date.
March 20-21: Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo.
March 28: Opening day for other teams, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
April 13-14: St. Louis vs. Cincinnati at Monterrey, Mexico.
May 4-5: Houston vs. Los Angeles Angels at Monterrey, Mexico.
June 3: Amateur draft starts.
June 13: Detroit vs. Kansas City at Omaha, Neb.
June 15: International amateur signing period closes.
June 29-30: New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.
July 2: International amateur signing period opens.
July 9: All-Star Game at Cleveland.
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 18: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs at Williamsport, Pa.
Aug. 31: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster.
Sept. 1: Active rosters expand to 40 players.
Oct. 1-2: Wild-card games.
November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.
November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series.
Dec. 2: Last day for teams to offer 2020 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Dec. 8: Hall of Fame Modern Baseball committee vote announced, San Diego.
Dec. 9-12: Winter meetings, San Diego.