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Cardinals Reportedly Acquire Brandon Moss from Indians for Pitching Prospect Rob Kaminsky

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It didn’t take long for the Cardinals to respond to Matt Holliday’s latest quad injury last night:

Moss, who can help the Cardinals out both at first base (Matt Adams) and in the outfield (Holliday), is hitting just .217/.288/.407 in his age 31 season, his first sub-100 wRC+ year since he started getting regular playing time (and you can expect him to turn things around now). He’s making $6.5 million this year and is arbitration-eligible next season.

Kaminsky, 20, is a really steep price to pay for Moss (clearly, the Cardinals didn’t want the Holliday injury to derail their season). He came into the year a top three prospect in the Cardinals’ system (most had him just behind Alex Reyes and Stephen Piscotty), and has been pitching very well at High-A. A first rounder in 2013, Kaminsky is on the smaller side, but has the stuff to become a big league starter.


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Jim Callis thinks the Cardinals just got taken:


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