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Cardinals acquire Drew Robinson, lose Patrick Wisdom in swap of infielders with Rangers
(STLToday.com) LAS VEGAS o On the first day of the winter meetings, the Cardinals continued to have internal debates on whether the major-league bench needed a lefthanded-hitting infielder or a left-handed hitting outfield.

In the end, they traded for a player who gave them both.

In a swap of infielders Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinals sent slugger Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers for Drew Robinson, a lefthanded hitter who can play center field and also has infield experience. ...    [ More ]
Cardinals introduce slugger Goldschmidt
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(MLB.com) The Cardinals introduced their new superstar first baseman on Friday, welcoming Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis at a press conference at Busch Stadium.

"I don't know a player in baseball that doesn't want to play here," Goldschmidt said, donning a No. 46 Cardinals jersey. "There are certain organizations that are just known for greatness, and this is one of them."

The Cardinals pulled off the trade with the D-backs to bring Goldschmidt to St. Louis on Wednesday, sending ...    [ More ]
Cardinals trade for Paul Goldschmidt
(MLB.com) The Cardinals acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the D-backs for right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Andrew Young and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B Draft pick in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.

"We've been busy this offseason working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game's premier players in first baseman Paul Goldschmidt," said Cardinals president of baseball operations John ...    [ More ]
Cardinals, Shreve agree to terms for 2019
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals reached a one-year agreement with lefty reliever Chasen Shreve and tendered contracts to their other three arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 7 p.m. CT non-tender deadline. Those three remaining unsigned players -- Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone -- now have six weeks to negotiate contracts with the Cardinals before the two sides would have to exchange desired salary figures.

With the club adopting a file-and-trial policy in ...    [ More ]
Cardinals bring back the blue jerseys, with a 'St. Louis' twist
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(STLToday.com) The blue is back, but not yet at home.

In their first significant jersey change in six seasons, the Cardinals have found a new twist on a traditional look. The Cardinals unveiled a new powder blue -- or, "victory" blue -- jersey Monday morning at Ballpark Village, and the familiar color comes on a relatively new jersey.

The blue is similar to what the Cardinals wore in the 1982, though it appears now in the Saturday home style -- with a script "St. Louis" and the red ...    [ More ]
Ankiel hits a bump in his comeback effort
(STLToday.com) CARLSBAD, Calif. o The third act of Rick Ankiel's career with the Cardinals has been delayed a few months as the lefty recovers from elbow surgery that has slowed his comeback attempt.

On the verge of returning to the Cardinals and possibly joining spring training as a lefty reliever, Ankiel felt some soreness in his elbow that required a repair that halted his throwing. The Cardinals believe he will be ready to pitch by midseason, and they intend to be there with a minor-league ...    [ More ]
Yadi, Wong named NL Gold Glove finalists
(MLB.com) The finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are being unveiled today.

The Gold Glove Award is given to players for overall fielding excellence in both leagues and is voted on by the managers and coaches. Winners will be announced on Nov. 4.

o Past Gold Glove Award winners: American League | National League

Here are the finalists at each position, as they are unveiled:

AL pitcher
Corey Kluber, Indians
Dallas Keuchel, Astros
Masahiro ...    [ More ]
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina wins Roberto Clemente Award
(espn) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina of Puerto Rico has won the award named after the most famous player from the island, Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.

Clemente was a 15-time All-Star for the Pirates who died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each team nominates a player who embodies that humanitarian spirit.

Molina has been providing aid to victims of 2017's Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto ...    [ More ]
Coaching staff changes made; Oquendo out
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- A coaching staff that endured a summer shakeup will undergo another wave of change this offseason as the Cardinals deal with the domino effect of losing long-time third-base coach Jose Oquendo for a second time.

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced Tuesday that Oquendo expressed a preference to find a coaching opportunity that would allow him to work near his home in Jupiter, Fla. As a result, Oquendo will leave manager Mike Shildt's ...    [ More ]
Wainwright signs with Cardinals for 2019
(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wainwright, 37, will be entering his 15th season with the Cardinals in 2019, matching Bob Forsch (1974-88) for the 3rd-most seasons as a pitcher in a Redbirds uniform. Jesse Haines (18 years, 1920-37) and Bob Gibson (17 years, 1959-75) are the only pitchers ahead of them.

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