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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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Cards end season of 'what if's' with loss to Cubs
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(MLB.com) CHICAGO -- Reality struck the Cardinals on Saturday when they were officially eliminated from the postseason hunt while watching the Dodgers defeat the Giants. Finality arrived on Sunday.

It felt so abrupt for the Cardinals, who one week ago boasted an 80 percent probability of playing in the postseason. But they skidded to the finish line with five losses in their final six games, including a 10-5 defeat at Wrigley Field in Game 162. The Cubs needed the win to keep their division ...    [ More ]
Cards' WC hopes helped by O'Neill's HR in 10th
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(MLB.com) ST. LOUIS -- The sudden chill that swept over downtown St. Louis gave Saturday's matinee an October vibe. Here were the Giants and Cardinals, so often playoff foes, Adam Wainwright on the mound and a breeze in the air. The stakes, though, skewed disproportionally high for one side. The Cardinals are fighting for their playoff lives with a week left to play. The Giants are not.

Which is why any win for St. Louis, at this critical juncture, classifies as paramount. The Cardinals ...    [ More ]
Flaherty has rare rough start in loss to Braves
(MLB.com) ATLANTA -- The plan has been scripted out for weeks now and executed through the club's fluid use of a sixth starter this month. It will all lead, the Cardinals hope, to a place where rookie Jack Flaherty is ready to take the ball in the team's most crucial game.

What Flaherty couldn't do on Wednesday, however, was lift the Cardinals to a series sweep that would have inched them closer to needing the rookie right-hander on such a stage. Instead, the Braves took a 7-3 victory at ...    [ More ]
Cardinals remain hot, launch themselves past Atlanta, 8-1
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(STLToday.com) The game was closer than the score would indicate, and now the Cardinals may be closer than the standings suggest.

The Cardinals have yet to lose at Atlanta's 2-year-old SunTrust Park after an 8-1 rout of the Braves on Tuesday. The Cardinals' third consecutive victory continued to set the pace in the wild-card standings, forcing the Dodgers or Rockies to keep up later in the evening. The win also cut into the Brewers' lead for the first wild-card berth.

Milwaukee's moved ...    [ More ]