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Today the St. Louis Cardinals traded reliever Blake Hawksworth to the Dodgers for Ryan Theriot, whom they view as a possible starter at shortstop or second base. And on the Cardinals, he just might become that.

The move is a big win for the Dodgers, who were widely expected to non-tender Theriot this week. If there is any consolation here, it is the fact that the Cardinals will now tender Theriot a contract in the range of $3 million. Er, except he’ll play like Hanley Ramirez on steroids, so even the steep price won’t hurt the Cards.

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