Cardinals release Munoz after 'baffling' departure from camp
( The St. Louis Cardinals released utility player Yairo Munoz on Saturday after he left spring camp without any notice.

Munoz unexpectedly flew home to the Dominican Republic, causing the team to question whether he would return, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Trying to determine what is the next, best step, we just decided based on what we're hearing from his agent, maybe cutting ...    [ More ]
Notes: Flaherty deal renewed; Miller on mend
( JUPITER, Fla. -- Twenty-four of the Cardinals' 25 prearbitration players agreed to terms for the 2020 season, the club announced on Sunday. Jack Flaherty's contract was renewed, meaning the Cardinals imposed a salary for this season on Flaherty when he and the club couldn't come to an agreement.

It was the second year that Flaherty rejected the Cardinals' offer, which is formula-driven, and was renewed for the upcoming season. Flaherty's 2.75 ERA last ...    [ More ]
C-Mart, Kim highlight spring rotation battle
( ST. LOUIS -- With Spring Training quite literally days away, it's time to start looking at the competition that will take place on the roster this spring and into the season.

Despite the Cardinals not doing much this winter to shake up their roster, there are still some intriguing position battles we're going to see in camp. Where is Tommy Edman going to play? The versatile switch-hitter can play up to six positions and offers the Cardinals some flexibility in the lineup. Who will ...    [ More ]
Marcell Ozuna gets one-year deal from Braves worth $18 million
(ESPN) Outfielder Marcell Ozuna has signed a one-year, $18 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Tuesday.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded for Ozuna in December 2017, and the 29-year-old outfielder offered protection -- and punch -- in the lineup behind Paul Goldschmidt as the Cardinals made it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Ozuna had 29 homers and 89 RBIs this past season after blasting 28 homers and driving in 88 runs the year before. ...    [ More ]
Capping career with Cards, Walker a HOFer
( In his 10th and final season on the ballot, Larry Walker is headed to Cooperstown.

Walker, who played with the Cardinals to close out his career in 2004-05, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 76.6 percent of the vote -- surpassing the 75 percent needed for induction -- among ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Walker batted .286 with 26 home runs and 79 RBIs as a ...    [ More ]
Molina wants to play several more years for Cardinals, and if ...
( St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina arrives to sign fan autographs on
day ... President of the Saint Louis Cardinals Bill DeWitt ...    [ More ]
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has 'personal motivation' after rough ...
(ESPN) ST. LOUIS -- This was not what Matt Carpenter or the St. Louis Cardinals
... He's always been a really hard worker," DeWitt said at ...    [ More ]
Martínez ahead of schedule: 'I feel strong'
( ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Mart?nez showed up to Winter Warmup this weekend in St. Louis and learned he is cleared to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. After a shoulder injury pushed him to the bullpen and ultimately to the role of the Cardinals' closer last season, the right-hander is working to return to the rotation in 2020.

Mart?nez had a procedure at the start of the offseason to help with ongoing discomfort. On Saturday, a slimmer ...    [ More ]
Cardinals' Matt Wieters: Returning to St. Louis
( The 33-year-old's return to the Cardinals has been rumored throughout the
offseason, and he'll now officially serve as Yadier ...    [ More ]
Cardinals acquire Austin Dean from Marlins
( The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have acquired right-handed-hitting outfielder Austin Dean from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Minor League outfielder Diowill Burgos.

Dean, 26, has appeared in 98 career games with the Marlins, batting .223 with 10 HR's and 35 RBI. He slugged .404 with 14 doubles and six home runs among his 40 hits in 64 big league games last season, and in 73 games with triple-A New Orleans, batted .337 with a ...    [ More ]