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...
Wainwright's contract with Cardinals put on hold until beginning of free agency (10/19/18)Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press...
Cardinals agree to deal with veteran Wainwright (10/12/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright is staying with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran right-hander Thursday, bringing Wainwright back to the only major league team he's pitched for. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005...
After late-season surge, Cardinals optimistic this offseason (10/1/18)The St. Louis Cardinals were barreling toward their third consecutive missed postseason when they made the decision to part ways with manager Mike Matheny and turn the reins over to Mike Shildt. They still wound up missing the playoffs. But oh, what a run they made...
Cubs lose 2-1 to Cards as NL Central race goes to final day (9/29/18)CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are going to the final day of the season with a shot at the NL Central championship. Whether they take it outright, blow their big opportunity or have to play a tiebreaker remains unclear. So much uncertainty for a team hoping for another long postseason...
Cubs turn slumping Cards' playoff chances from dim to bleak (9/29/18)CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are closing in on the NL Central championship and have their sights set on another deep playoff run. It sure would help if Kyle Hendricks keeps pitching like this. They'll take a few more big home runs from Kris Bryant, too...
Brewers clinch playoff spots with sweep of Cardinals (9/27/18)ST. LOUIS -- Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't slip up. The Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011 by ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game, helped Wednesday night when a rookie St. Louis pinch-runner suddenly fell on his way to the plate in a 2-1 win over the contending Cardinals...
Cardinals lose to Brewers, drop out of second wild-card spot (9/26/18)ST. LOUIS -- Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers hurt St. Louis' playoff chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. Manny Pina had two hits and drove in a run, and pitcher Gio Gonzalez contributed an RBI single for just his fourth hit of the season...
Adams supplies game-winning hit to slay Giants 5-3 (9/22/18)ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Matt Adams had a clutch two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night. Harrison Bader sparked the winning rally with a two-out walk against Mark Melancon (0-2). Yairo Munoz then singled before Melancon was replaced by left-hander Tony Watson...
Cards fall short in attempt to sweep Braves (9/20/18)ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year. Now that the Braves are back challenging for a division title, the All-Star first baseman knows his club can't afford any long losing streaks...
DeJong sparks Cards to third consecutive win (9/19/18)ATLANTA -- Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer, Yadier Molina added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won their third straight game with an 8-1 victory over the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Austin Gomber pitched five effective innings for St. Louis, which holds a slim lead for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals top the National League with 36 victories since All-Star break, and their 43 road wins this season rank second...
Wong begins Cardinals' homer parade in win over Braves (9/18/18)ATLANTA -- Kolten Wong hit the first of four St. Louis homers, Miles Mikolas won his third straight start and the Cardinals beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Monday night to give their playoff push another boost. St. Louis has 35 victories since the All-Star break, most in the National League, and has won two straight after losing four in a row. ...
Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win 5-0 (9/17/18)ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright had something to prove. Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night...
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Jan. 11: Salary arbitration figures exchanged.
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 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.