Cards believe Goldschmidt, Miller address weaknesses of last season (2/9/19)John Mozeliak has built enough championship clubs in St. Louis he immediately recognized after the Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season changes needed to be made. The president of baseball operations also knew they were close. So with an aggressive approach to the offseason, Mozeliak traded for six-time All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to provide some pop to his lineup, then he signed two-time All-Star reliever Andrew Miller to a $25 million, two-year contract to close out games at the back of the bullpen.. ...
Mikolas expresses willingness to reach long-term deal with Cardinal (2/2/19)ST. LOUIS -- Miles Mikolas is open to discussing a long-term deal with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than wait to go on the open market after the season. The 30-year-old right-hander returned to the major leagues last year after three seasons in Japan, agreeing to a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the Cardinals. He became a first-time All-Star, going 18-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 32 starts...
Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes ready to contribute after injury-plagued seasons (1/21/19)It's been three years since Alex Reyes made his Major League Baseball debut. Since then, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander has played so sparingly he still qualifies as a rookie heading into the 2019 season. In fact, Reyes is the No. 1 prospect in the organization for the third consecutive season, according to the Baseball America...
Cardinals Caravan makes annual stop in Cape Girardeau, talk rivalry with Chicago Cubs (1/21/19)The start of the regular season is months away, and it doesn't feel like baseball weather after a weekend of snow and ice fell across Southeast Missouri, but when former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brad Thompson walked into the Osage Centre for the Cape Girardeau stop of the Cardinals Caravan, he noticed an encouraging sign...
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...
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