Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals (01/22 4:43 pm)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 to last weekend. He would get $100,000 each for 40 starts and each additional five through 75, and $200,000 for 80...
Cardinals' Carpenter 'just wanted to apologize' for bad 2019 (01/20 5:28 pm)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," Carpenter said Monday. ...
Flaherty looks forward to staying consistent for Cardinals (01/19 2:29 pm)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. ...
Cardinals acquire OF Dean from Marlins for prospect Burgos (01/14 2:48 pm)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 for Triple-A New Orleans...
Cardinals avoid arbitration with $1.3 million deal with Gant (01/10 10:00 pm)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with right-hander John Gant on Friday by agreeing to a $1.3 million, one-year deal. The 27-year-old Gant was the only St. Louis player eligible for arbitration. He lost the fifth starter spot to Dakota Hudson last season but went 11-1 with a 3.66 ERA as a crucial part of the bullpen. He made $571,300...
Rays acquire Martinez from Cardinals for pitching prospect (01/09 10:37 pm)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...
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Jan. 21: Baseball Writers' Association of America Hall of Fame voting results announced.
Feb. 4-6: Owners meetings, Orlando, Florida.
Feb. 4-21: Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
Feb. 11: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 16: Voluntary reporting date for other players.
Feb. 21: Mandatory reporting date.
March 26: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
April 18-19: San Diego vs. Arizona at Mexico City.
April 28-30: New York Mets vs. Miami at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
June 10-12: Amateur draft, Omaha, Neb.
June 15: International amateur signing period closes.
July 2: International amateur signing period opens.
July 10: Deadline for drafted players to sign, except for players who have exhausted college eligibility.
July 14: All-Star Game at Los Angeles.
July 26: Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31: Last day during the season to trade a player.
Aug. 13: New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox at Dyersville, Iowa.
Aug. 23: Boston vs. Baltimore 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 28 players.
Sept. 29-30: Wild-card games.
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.