Cards' Yadier Molina says he tested positive for COVID-19 (08/04 4:26 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he's one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19. The nine-time All-Star revealed his results Tuesday in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive...
Twins beat Cardinals 3-0 in Rich Hill's smooth debut (07/29 11:15 pm)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Coming off major surgery and currently the oldest pitcher in the major leagues, Rich Hill sure looked smooth and spry on the mound in his debut for Minnesota. His elbow? "It feels like it's 18 again," said Hill, who pitched five scoreless innings as the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Wednesday night...
Donaldson goes deep as Twins top Cards 6-3 in home opener (07/28 11:09 pm)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in their home opener on Tuesday night. Homer Bailey (1-0) pitched five innings in his first start for the Twins, allowing a two-run homer to Tyler O'Neill in the fifth. ...
Cardinals RHP Mikolas out for season with forearm surgery (07/28 7:46 pm)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm, creating an opening in the rotation. The Cardinals placed Mikolas on the 10-day injured list before their game Tuesday at Minnesota. Mikolas was supposed to start on Wednesday. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon will take the mound against the Twins instead...
Pirates manager Shelton argues through mask, gets 1st ML win (07/26 5:20 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Derek Shelton staged baseball's first major, socially distanced umpire argument, then got his first victory as a big league manager as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday. Colin Moran and Jose Osuna homered, and Mitch Keller pitched five solid innings for the Pirates...
Wainwright pitches strong 6 innings, Cards beat Pirates 9-1 (07/25 5:51 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt homered, Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday. Wainwright (1-0) pitched out of a bases loaded, no-out jam in the second, giving up just one run. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced as the Cardinals beat the Pirates for the 12th time in their last 13 games...
Flaherty sharp, DeJong homers, Cards beat Bucs 5-4 in opener (07/25 10:53 am)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings, Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Friday night. Tyler O'Neill and Dexter Fowler added solo homers for St. Louis in the first game of an unprecedented 60-game season shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic. No fans were allowed into Busch Stadium, although some did watch from a rooftop across the street...
Cardinals make series of roster moves to hit 30-man limit (07/23 2:42 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals recalled outfielder Austin Dean, right-hander Junior Fernandez, catcher Andrew Knizner and infielder Edmundo Sosa on Thursday as they finalized their roster for opening day against the Pirates at Busch Stadium. St. Louis also announced that right-hander Kodi Whitley made the initial 30-man roster for the start of the season...
Cardinals quietly ramping up for shortened big league season (07/14 12:20 pm)Things have been remarkably ordinary as the St. Louis Cardinals conduct spring training 2.0. At least, as ordinary as they can be during such extraordinary times. Their core players have continued to test negative for COVID-19 ahead of next week's opener of the abbreviated season. ...
Cardinals reliever Hicks opts out of playing; has diabetes (07/13 2:48 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely tops 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander's availability for this season was uncertain...
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Aug. 1: Deadline for drafted players to sign, except for players who have exhausted college eligibility.
Aug. 6: Active rosters reduced to 28 players.
Aug. 20: Active rosters reduced to 26 players.
Aug. 31: Last day during the season to trade a player.
Sept. 15: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster.
Sept. 29-30: Wild-card games.
Oct. 15: International amateur signing period closes, 5 p.m. EDT
Oct. 20: World Series starts.
October TBA: Trading resumes, day after World Series.
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 2021 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Dec. 6: Hall of Fame Golden Days Era committee vote announced, Dallas.
Dec. 7-10: Winter meetings, Dallas.
Jan. 15: International amateur signing period opens.
Feb. 1-19: Salary arbitration hearings, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Feb. 17: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 22: Voluntary reporting date for other players.
Feb. 27: Mandatory reporting date.
March 15: Last day to place a player on waivers for 30 days termination pay.
March 27: Last day to offer a retention bonus to an eligible player attending spring training with a minor league contract.
March 30: Last day to place a player on waivers for 45 days termination pay.
April 1: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
July 13: All-Star Game, Atlanta.
July 25: Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Dec. 1: Collective bargaining agreement expires, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Dec. 15: International amateur signing period closes.
- Cincinnati 3, Cleveland 2
- N.Y. Yankees 6, Philadelphia 3
- N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 2
- Chicago Cubs 2, Kansas City 0
- Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4
- Colorado 7, San Francisco 6
- Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 4
- San Diego 5, L.A. Dodgers 4
- Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 3
- Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 2
- Miami 4, Baltimore 0
- Atlanta 10, Toronto 1
- Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3
- Chicago Cubs 5, Kansas City 4
- Colorado 5, San Francisco 2
- Chicago White Sox 3, Milwaukee 2
- L.A. Dodgers 5, San Diego 2
- Houston 8, Arizona 2
- St. Louis at Detroit, ppd.
- Philadelphia at Miami, ppd.
- St. Louis (TBD) at Detroit (Nova 0-0), ppd., 1st game
- Philadelphia (Wheeler 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 1-0), 4:05 p.m., 1st game
- Miami (Hernandez 0-0) at Baltimore (Cobb 1-0), 5:05 p.m., 1st game
- N.Y. Mets (Porcello 0-1) at Washington (Scherzer 0-1), 5:05 p.m.
- Detroit (TBD) at St. Louis (TBD), ppd., 2nd game
- Minnesota (Dobnak 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Williams 0-2), 6:05 p.m.
- Cincinnati (Antone 0-0) at Cleveland (Clevinger 0-1), 6:10 p.m.
- Philadelphia (TBD) at Miami (TBD), ppd.
- Toronto (Ryu 0-1) at Atlanta (Newcomb 0-0), 6:10 p.m.
- N.Y. Yankees (TBD) at Philadelphia (Nola 0-1), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game
- Chicago Cubs (Darvish 1-1) at Kansas City (Bubic 0-1), 7:05 p.m.
- Milwaukee (Houser 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Keuchel 2-0), 7:10 p.m.
- Baltimore (Wojciechowski 0-1) at Miami (TBD), 8:35 p.m., 2nd game
- San Francisco (TBD) at Colorado (Gray 0-0), 7:40 p.m.
- Houston (McCullers Jr. 1-0) at Arizona (Ray 0-2), 8:10 p.m.
- L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 2-0) at San Diego (Richards 0-0), 8:10 p.m.
- Detroit at St. Louis, ppd.
- Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.
- San Francisco at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
- N.Y. Yankees at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m.
- Cincinnati at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
- Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 6:07 p.m.
- Houston at Arizona, 6:07 p.m.
- Philadelphia at Miami, ppd.
- Toronto at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
- Baltimore at Miami, 6:35 p.m.
- Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
Last updated: 08/04 11:28 pm
ATLANTA BRAVES -- Recalled RHP Chad Sobotka and RHP Huascar Ynoa. Placed RHP Mike Soroka on the 45-day-IL and designated LHP Chris Rusin for assignment.
MIAMI MARLINS -- Placed RHPs Sandy Alcantara, Jeff Brigham, Robert Dugger, Yimi Garcia, Jordan Holloway, Nick Neidert and Ryne Stanek; LHP Adan Conley, Caleb Smith and Alex Vesia; C Chad Wallach, INF Sean Rodriguez and Miguel Rojas on the IL. Recalled RHPs Jorge Guzman, Justin Shafer and Jordan Yamamoto, LHP Josh D. Smith and OF Monte Harrison. Reinstated OF Lewis Brinson and OF Matt Joyce from the IL. Selected the contracts of LHP Dan Castano, RHP Josh A. Smith, RHP Nick Vincent, C Ryan Lavarnway and INF Eddy Alvarez. Activated LHP Brian Moran.
NEW YORK METS -- Selected OF Billy Hamilton from the alternate training site. Placed INF Robinson Cano on the IL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Optioned RHP David Bednar to their alternate training site. Selected the contract of RHP Luis Patino from Padres Alternate Training Site.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Activated INF Brad Miller from the 10-day IL and placed C Yadier Molina, INF Paul DeJong, INF Edmundo Sosa, RHP Carlos Martinez, RHP Junior Fernandez and RHP Kodi Whitley on the 10-day IL.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Reinstated OF Juan Soto and RHP Wander Suero from IL and optioned Andrew Stevenson to the alternate training site.
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY -- Announced Jordan Stampler will join their baseball staff as Director of Player Development.
Last updated: 08/04 9:32 pm