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Yadi won't negotiate new contract past OD
Rejuvenated by Puerto Rico's run to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, Yadier Molina returned to camp confident that he has many more years to give behind the plate and is ready to determine whether those will come as a St. Louis Cardinal.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:20 PM
Lynn exits as precaution; Gant hurts groin
In his first game back from helping the United States to its first World Baseball Classic championship, Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich doubled to lead off the fourth inning and scored the only run of the game in Miami's 1-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:42 PM
Cardinals are confident injuries not serious
Though the Cardinals' athletic training staff was summoned to evaluate three different players during Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins, the club is confident it survived the day without any serious injury.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 6:40 PM
MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day
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POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 11:27 AM
Cards finalize Opening Day roster
With competitions ended and impressions made, the Cardinals have finalized the 25-man roster they'll feature, barring injury, when they open the season against the Cubs on April 2.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 3:12 PM
Wong may end up in platoon at second base
The Cardinals spent the winter reaffirming their commitment to Kolten Wong, whose skill set lined up with the team's stated goals of increasing athleticism and improving the defense.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 5:55 PM
Fowler triples as Wacha, Cards top Nats
The Nationals still have not decided on an Opening Day closer, but they have been giving Koda Glover serious consideration. They wanted to be sure he faced strong competition in the spring, so manager Dusty Baker ran the right-hander out in the top of sixth inning Friday afternoon against the Cardinals. But St. Louis hit Glover hard, and aided by a few defensive mishaps, defeated the Nationals' split-squad, 3-1, at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:12 PM
Matheny indicates Peralta will get 3B nod
Though manager Mike Matheny prefers not to speak in absolutes, he indicated on Friday that Jhonny Peralta will open the season as the Cardinals' starting third baseman, leaving Jedd Gyorko to serve as a utility infielder.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:42 PM
Cardinals' Top 30 prospects list
Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2017 1:44 PM
Matheny views Adams as legit LF option
Though winds were swirling around the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Matt Adams enjoyed an uneventful day while making his first career start in left field.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:37 PM
Wainwright bounces back with 'conviction'
The results were bound to get better, and they did for Adam Wainwright, who shook off a beating against the Mets last Friday with a much more controlled performance on Thursday.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:27 PM
D will be key for Cards to return to postseason
In just the past two seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals went from being one of baseball's best defensive teams to one of its worst. Not coincidentally, a five-year run of postseason baseball ended in 2016.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:22 PM
Socolovich focused on fine-tuning fastball
Miguel Socolovich has the lowest ERA and stingiest batting average against of any Cardinals reliever (minimum 18 innings) from 2015-16, and yet he is heading into the final week of Spring Training unsure whether he'll even be in the organization next month.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:59 PM
Cards flaunt speed, steal six bags in win
The Cardinals added late runs with heads-up baserunning to break a tie and defeat the Marlins, 5-3, on Thursday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 7:12 PM
Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Cardinals' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 9:31 PM
OD pregame ceremony to air on FOX Midwest
Before the Cardinals' season opener is televised nationally on ESPN, fans can tune into FOX Sports Midwest to view the team's Opening Day pregame ceremony.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:38 PM
Yadi among All-Classic Team standouts
Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 8:43 AM
Cardinals tab Martinez to start on Opening Night
Any lingering suspense about who would get to throw the first pitch against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs faded on Wednesday, when manager Mike Matheny pulled Carlos Martinez into his office before the team took the field and delivered a message in Spanish.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 5:51 PM
Waino: Martinez starting opener 'easy decision'
Adam Wainwright graciously congratulated Carlos Martinez on being named the team's Opening Night starter, a title that had belonged to Wainwright for the past four seasons.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 5:23 PM
Garcia's big bat backs Martinez's 5 scoreless
Max Scherzer finished 4 2/3 innings in his Grapefruit League debut, but Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia stole the spotlight to help St. Louis to a 6-1 victory over Washington at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 7:45 PM
For his son's birthday, Fowler's dad shares great throwback photo
Dexter Fowler's dad shares great throwback photo

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 10:48 PM
Adams plays outfield for first time since Little League
After weeks of shagging fly balls to familiarize himself with the outfield, Matt Adams took the experiment into live action on Wednesday.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 7:14 PM
Hudson among top prospect performers
Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 9:39 PM
Cards have high hopes for performance department
In the same way sabermetrics once changed the landscape of player evaluation, the Cardinals saw the creation of a performance department as baseball's potential next frontier.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 2:12 PM
Cards powerful as Martinez hits 4th spring HR
Alberto Rosario hit a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh inning and Jose Martinez hit his fourth homer of the spring as the Cardinals rallied for a 12-6 win over the Astros on Monday night at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2017 10:50 PM
Leake battles control in road start vs. Astros
Road warrior Mike Leake battled rare control problems on Monday night against the Astros. All five of Leake's starts this spring have been on the road, but he struggled at his home away from home.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2017 9:20 PM
Yadi keeps Netherlands on its toes in semis
Monday's World Baseball Classic bout between Puerto Rico and the Netherlands didn't waste any time providing exciting action, and Yadier Molina was right in the middle of it.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 9:26 AM
Lucas among cuts as Cardinals' trim roster
Right-hander Josh Lucas was among several players the Cardinals reassigned over the last two days, but according to manager Mike Matheny, Lucas' future appears bright.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2017 10:25 PM
Adams' 4th HR backs Lynn's scoreless start
Right-hander Lance Lynn scattered four singles through five scoreless innings and Matt Adams hit his fourth homer and scored twice, leading the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Braves on Sunday at Champion Stadium.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2017 7:20 PM
Rotation to feature Wacha to open season
A decision that had been hinted at for weeks became official on Sunday when manager Mike Matheny confirmed that Michael Wacha will begin the season in the Cardinals' rotation.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2017 1:35 PM
First inning of Netherlands-Puerto Rico had it all
First inning of Netherlands-Puerto Rico had it all

POSTED MARCH 20, 2017 11:02 PM
Molina the straw that stirs PR's drink
Playing in his fourth Classic, Yadier Molina remains the focal point of Team Puerto Rico, not only serving as the glue that binds the team together, but also contributing immensely on the field.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2017 10:09 PM
Pham searching for swing, Cards roster spot
An Opening Day roster spot may be slipping away for Tommy Pham, who has been stuck searching for his swing instead of using Spring Training to showcase it.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2017 5:45 PM
Lyons debuts for Cardinals with one inning
With an earlier-than-anticipated return from offseason surgery, Tyler Lyons threw one inning in his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday, two weeks ahead of the team's first regular-season game.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2017 6:40 PM
Adams taking reps in the outfield
When his package of gloves arrived from Rawlings this spring, Matt Adams found exactly what he had ordered: A pair of first baseman's mitts and … an outfielder's glove?

POSTED MARCH 18, 2017 5:28 PM
Wacha reflects on experiencing Tebowmania
A day after playing against the Cardinals' Class A Advanced team, Mets Minor Leaguer Tim Tebow moved his work into the stadium, giving the Cardinals' Major League club its first look at the former Heisman Trophy winner.

POSTED MARCH 18, 2017 6:21 PM
Cards option Weaver to Triple-A Memphis
The Cardinals cleared two more lockers in their big league clubhouse on Saturday by optioning starter Luke Weaver to Triple-A Memphis and reassigning reliever Mitch Harris to Minor League camp. The moves leave St. Louis with 51 players (including 16 non-roster invitees) in big league Spring Training.

POSTED MARCH 18, 2017 11:30 AM
Wacha strikes out four against Mets
Robert Gsellman delivered five solid innings Saturday in his bid to become the Mets' fifth starter, while Michael Wacha solidified his own rotation standing with four innings for the Cardinals in the Mets' 5-4 win at Roger Dean Stadium.

POSTED MARCH 18, 2017 4:01 PM
Cards 'open for business' for Yadi extension
Yadier Molina is entering the final guaranteed year from the extension he signed with the Cardinals in 2012, and while there is a $15 million mutual option that could prolong the relationship through '18, it's not a guarantee that Molina would exercise it.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2017 2:04 PM

MLB News Index

AL Wet rivalry? Felix splashed by H2Odor
AL Wet rivalry? Felix splashed by H2Odor

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 6:59 PM
Bryant homers in Vegas return for Cubs
Chesny Young, Kris Bryant and Ian Happ all homered in the fifth inning on Saturday to spark the Cubs to an 11-7 victory over the Reds in a split-squad game at Cashman Field.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 7:56 PM
Phils' Herrera is the next-best thing to Kelly Leak
What happens when the center fielder runs to make a play on a ball that actually would have been easier for a corner outfielder to make? If that reminds you of Kelly Leak from "The Bad News Bears," you're not alone.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:02 PM
Ready to set Sale: Ace's tuneup leads .TV
Opening Day is just a week away, and there are 12 Spring Training games that can be seen today on MLB.TV to get you into the swing of the season.

POSTED MARCH 26, 2017
Got a draft? Get an edge with Fantasy 411's Cheat Sheet
With fantasy-baseball-draft season in full-swing, MLB.com put together a cheat sheet for fans in need of expert advice. Make sure to have the one-stop information shop on hand during your auctions or snake drafts.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2017 2:22 PM
Bird bashes 7th spring HR; Girardi impressed
As Spring Training comes closer to wrapping up, Greg Bird will be hoping his hot bat will be migrating with him to the regular season.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:39 PM
MLB clubs stay focused on future of analytics
One thing virtually every baseball executive agrees on is that we have just started to scratch the surface on the impact analytics ultimately will have on the sport.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 9:30 PM
Swarm of bees takes in Brewers-Royals
Swarm of bees takes in Brewers-Royals

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 7:02 PM
Zimmerman dances around plate to avoid tag
Zimmerman dances around plate to avoid tag

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:02 PM
Yoga keeps Hendricks centered on mound
Kyle Hendricks got out of a jam in Game 7 of the World Series in part because he told himself to breathe and focus. The difference? Yoga.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:40 PM
MLB contract extensions: Who's next?
With Rougned Odor joining the list of players to agree to contract extensions this spring, who else is in line to be locked up?

POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:01 AM
deGrom sets sights on 200 innings
Though Jacob deGrom is a former Rookie of the Year and All-Star, he has never pitched 200 innings in a regular season.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 5:30 PM
Fantasy preview gives you control of your dreams
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:32 AM
MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day
Watch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value).

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:32 AM
Be a GM with Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball
If you're like millions around the country, you're excited for not only Opening Day, but Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.com.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:32 AM
Source: Odor, Texas agree on extension
The Rangers are in agreement with second baseman Rougned Odor on a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension, according to Major League sources and multiple media outlets.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 12:15 PM
Price shows increased strength in elbow
David Price's latest check-in with Boston's medical staff showed strength gains in his left elbow, which led to the first gradual step of a throwing program on Saturday.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:09 PM
Cueto makes most of Minor League tuneup
The Giants sent right-hander Johnny Cueto to the Minor League complex Saturday to face a band of D-backs farmhands.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 5:40 PM
Rodon to see doctor Monday for 2nd opinion
Left-hander Carlos Rodon is scheduled to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday in Los Angeles for a second opinion on what he described as tightness in the biceps tendon area of his left shoulder.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 3:55 PM
Future watch: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects
Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.

POSTED MARCH 21, 2017 3:17 AM
Yadi won't negotiate new contract past OD
Rejuvenated by Puerto Rico's run to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, Yadier Molina returned to camp confident that he has many more years to give behind the plate and is ready to determine whether those will come as a St. Louis Cardinal.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 1:20 PM
O's Jones reflects on experience at Classic
Adam Jones was one of the stars of the World Baseball Classic, though the Orioles outfielder said Saturday he doesn't feel like he's any different after winning a gold medal with Team USA.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 7:12 PM
Sandoval flexes muscle against Rays
Pablo Sandoval's three-run homer in the fifth led the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:22 PM
Her way: Umpire stays on track this spring
Phil Hughes, a 10-year big league veteran, was pitching in a game this spring. The home plate umpire was making the calls, ball or strike. It was a completely ordinary baseball setting with one significant exception. The umpire was Jen Pawol, who hopes to become the first female umpire to work an MLB game.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:57 PM
Yu to make 1st Opening Day start for Texas
Rangers manager Jeff Banister confirmed that Yu Darvish will be the Opening Day starter on April 3 against the Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 2:12 PM
Romo produces a clean inning in his return
Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless inning in the Dodgers victory over the A's on Saturday, his first outing since returning from the World Baseball Classic with a sore back.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 7:56 PM
Q&A: Beltre on motivation, 3,000 hits
Adrian Beltre is enjoying the best stretch of his career. He, however, has yet to win a world championship, and that, he admits is something missing from his career.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Kipnis gets cage action, Chisenhall shut down
Jason Kipnis has taken the first step back toward the Indians lineup. The second baseman resumed baseball activities Friday, continuing his comeback from a right shoulder injury that has kept him sidelined for most of the spring.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 5:25 PM
Donaldson talks hitting with Mr. October
Josh Donaldson spends a lot of time before every game talking hitting to anyone who will listen. Whether it's in the clubhouse, or on the field, players will come and go as they exchange information on opposing pitchers, mechanics and overall philosophy.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 2:12 PM
Royals tab Duffy for Opening Day start
Royals manager Ned Yost finally made official Saturday what everyone in Royals camp already knew -- that left-hander Danny Duffy would be his Opening Day starter on April 3 in Minnesota.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 2:07 PM
Lagares exits with left oblique injury
Juan Lagares left a game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista due to a left oblique strain. Though Lagares said he did not consider the injury serious, it puts his status for the regular season in doubt with just nine days left until Opening Day.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 3:54 PM
Pirates trio among top prospect performers Saturday
Pittsburgh's top two prospects, right-hander Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Austin Meadows, impressed Saturday, as did No. 10 prospect Steven Brault.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:34 PM
Cano, Cruz out as head cold affects clubhouse
Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz were both sent home sick Saturday as the Mariners continued dealing with a nasty cold virus that has hampered a number of players over the past few days.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 3:57 PM
Gray's toe fine; starter won't miss next outing
Rockies right-hander Jon Gray, the expected Opening Day starter, said Saturday that he didn't aggravate his left big toe injury during Friday's start against the Giants. It was more his trying to protect it set off red flags, which led to him being removed after 2 2/3 innings.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:09 PM
Rays OF Rasmus to begin season on DL
Rays manager Kevin Cash said earlier in the week that Colby Rasmus, who has been used as a designated hitter but has not played the field, needed to be able to play a defensive position in order to be active for Opening Day. Rasmus is returning from offseason hip surgery.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Fantasy rankings reset: What's changed?
Wise fantasy owners will be aware that the following players have made significant moves in the rankings since the MLB.com Fantasy Player Preview launched on Feb. 6.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 8:00 PM
Conforto goes deep, Montero fires 5 strong
Michael Conforto homered before R.A. Dickey settled into a groove and Rafael Montero provided five strong innings as the Mets claimed a 3-0 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 3:41 PM
MLB executives foes on field, family off it
Here's what you get when you ask baseball people to name the executives -- or the organizations -- they most admire. You hear about mentors and friends and role models. You hear about men admired from afar for their reputation and body of work. You hear about those who inspired with their management style, charisma and insight.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:00 PM
Tribe, Ramirez agree to 5-year extension
On Friday night, MLB.com confirmed that the Indians reached an agreement with Jose Ramirez on a five-year, $26 million contract extension that includes team options for 2022 and '23, pending a physical. The deal has a maximum value of $50 million.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:32 PM
J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with right foot sprain
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez will open the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a sprain of the lisfranc ligament in his right foot, dealing an early blow to Detroit's lineup.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:04 PM
Top prospects vying for Opening Day roster spots
With less than two weeks remaining until Opening Day, teams have gone through multiple rounds of cuts, but there are still a number of roster spots up in the air and a number of top prospects are vying for those slots. So who will make the team? Who still needs to leave a strong lasting impression? And who needs a perfect sequence of events to fall just right?

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:49 PM
Hicks belly-flops, still avoids pickoff throw
Hicks belly-flops, still avoids pickoff throw

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:18 PM
Photos: Back to spring camp for Team USA
Photos: Back to spring camp for Team USA

POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:49 AM
Grass is greener for Meadows this spring
Austin Meadows won't break camp with the Pirates, but he's been around long enough this spring to show what he's capable of doing -- and learn quite a bit in the process.

POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 6:09 PM

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