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Cardinals Looking to Add Pitching Today

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A modest update on the FIRST PLACE CARDINALS’ Trade Deadline plans and expectations.

Derrick Goold lays it out at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and among the highlights:

  • The Cardinals want to add a starting pitcher like Robbie Ray or Mike Minor. Prices, so far, have been too high.
  • They’d also like to add another lefty reliever.
  • Jedd Gyorko was set to start a rehab assignment, but the Cardinals basically told him to wait, because they’re trying to trade him. The 30-year-old infielder has been wrecked this year by injuries, but was a solidly above-average hitter the last three years with the Cardinals. He’s making $8 million this year from the Cardinals, and comes with a $13 million team option for next year ($1 million buyout).
  • The Cardinals sound modestly optimistic that the market will open up later today.

With a one-game lead in the woeful Central, the Cardinals have as much incentive as the Brewers and Cubs to make useful additions before today’s 3pm CT Trade Deadline.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.