Cardinals trade OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto for two pitchers (1/20/18)ST. LOUIS -- Randal Grichuk wasn't too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He won't have to worry about that any more. The Cardinals traded the 26-year-old outfielder to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene...
New addition Ozuna excited to join playoff contender in St. Louis (1/16/18)ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna knew he was likely to be traded when the Miami Marlins began their salary purge during the offseason, and he paid special attention to the rumors about where he might play this year. The new St. Louis Cardinals outfielder couldn't be happier with where he wound up, even if he'll always have a place in his heart for Miami...
Cardinals reach $9 million deal with Ozuna (1/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with newly acquired outfielder Marcell Ozuna, avoiding arbitration. The Cardinals also reached one-year deals on Friday with outfielder Randal Grichuk, right-hander Michael Wacha and left-hander Tyler Lyons. Wacha's agreement is worth $5.3 million...
Cardinals deal Piscotty to Oakland (12/15/17)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease...
Gregerson, Cards complete two-year deal (12/15/17)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized an $11 million, two-year contract. A 33-year-old right-hander, Gregerson will have salaries of $5 million in each of the next two seasons, and St. Louis has a $5 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. The option year would become guaranteed at $6 million if Gregerson pitches in 60 games in 2019 or 130 games in 2018-19 combined...
Cards finalize trade for Marlins' Ozuna (12/15/17)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Miami completed its trade Thursday that sent left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. St. Louis dealt four prospects to the Marlins: right-handers Sandy Alcantara and Zac Gallen, outfielder Magneuris Sierra and left-hander Daniel Castano...
Miami agrees to trade LF Ozuna to Cardinals (12/14/17)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter...
Cardinals: Stanton won't waive no-trade clause for St. Louis (12/9/17)ST. LOUIS -- Giancarlo Stanton isn't coming to St. Louis. The Miami Marlins star outfielder and reigning NL MVP will not waive his no-trade clause to join the Cardinals, Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. and President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said Friday...
Blue Jays acquire Aledmys Diaz from Cardinals (12/2/17)ST. LOUIS -- The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman. Diaz was an All-Star as a breakout rookie in 2016 but slumped throughout last season, batting .259 with seven homers in 79 games. The 27-year-old Cuban is primarily a shortstop but has also played second base, third base and left field. He is likely to serve as depth behind shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and second baseman Devon Travis...
Cardinals release veteran RHP Trevor Rosenthal (11/7/17)ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran right-hander Trevor Rosenthal and extended a qualifying offer to pitcher Lance Lynn. The 27-year-old Rosenthal had Tommy John surgery this summer and could miss the entire 2018 season. He went 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves this year in his sixth season with the Cardinals...
Maddux joins Cardinals' staff as pitching coach (10/27/17)ST. LOUIS -- Former Washington Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux has been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals. Maddux replaces Derek Lilliquist on manager Mike Mathney's staff. He joins the Cardinals after spending the last two seasons in Washington, where he coached 2016 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer...
St. Louis Cardinals
Jan. 24: BBWAA Hall of Fame voting announced.
Jan. 30-Feb. 16: Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Owners meetings, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Feb 14: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 19: Voluntary reporting date for other players.
Feb. 24: Mandatory reporting date.
March 29: Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.
April 17-18: Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
June 4: Amateur draft starts.
June 15: International amater signing period closes.
July 2: International amateur signing period opens.
July 6: Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline.
July 17: All-Star Game, Washington.
July 29: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 31: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster.
Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games.
Dec. 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas.