Jack Flaherty named Cardinals opening day starter (02/22 3:58 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jack Flaherty is getting the ball on opening day for the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said Saturday the 24-year-old Flaherty will start the season opener March 26 at Cincinnati. It will be the right-hander's first opening day start and comes after he finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting with a closing surge last season...
Cards' Goldschmidt looking for consistent swing (02/21 4:27 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt never found consistency with his swing last season. Poor swings that yield ugly results early in this year's spring training games may actually prevent that from happening again this season. "That can allow you to make adjustments where sometimes (positive) results can cover up some things." Goldschmidt said...
Martinez eyes Cardinals rotation spot with Mikolas sidelined (02/20 1:47 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The health of Carlos Martinez's shoulder is even more important for the St. Louis Cardinals now that Miles Mikolas will miss the first few weeks of the season because of an inflamed flexor tendon. Shoulder weakness last spring training following off-season surgery prompted the Cardinals to shift Martinez to the bullpen. He eventually replaced injured Jordan Hicks as closer, saving 24 games in 27 chances...
Cards' Mikolas to get injection, likely to miss season start (02/18 10:54 am)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing throwing arm, likely delaying his regular-season debut by about one month. A 2018 All-Star, Mikolas received a similar injection after last season to treat a flexor tendon issue...
Cardinals Shildt calls Astros' upheaval 'healthy purge' (02/17 6:05 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis manager Mike Shildt described technology's rapid encroachment on baseball in recent years as ethically murky, expressing his satisfaction in Commissioner Rob Manfred's intention to cut down the use of in-game video. "I feel like what's happened recently is a healthy purge," Shildt said. "The sign stealing stuff has been talked about, alluded to, for several years now."...
Cards' Mikolas misses bullpen session with sore elbow (02/16 12:59 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring because of a flexor tendon issue. "Best-case scenario is probably just a couple more days before he starts playing catch, starts his bullpens again," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. "I can't say that's going to happen one way or the other."...
Brad Miller, Cardinals agree to $2 million, 1-year contract (02/12 11:07 pm)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Brad Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract Wednesday, a deal that includes $500,000 in available performance bonuses. The 30-year-old infielder can earn $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400 and 450 plate appearances...
Cardinals hope to build on NLCS run with very similar lineup (02/07 12:23 pm)Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed this year, a byproduct of a breakout season in which he established himself as one of the game's best pitchers. When he was asked whether he can top it, Flaherty gave an answer that might well apply to the entire organization, which won the National League Central and advanced to the NL Championship Series before losing to the Washington Nationals...
St. Louis Cardinals
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 3-4: Owners meeting, New York.
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.