The Trading Deadline came and went and the Cardinals did make a move near the end: They made a trade that sent Jedd Gyorko to the Dodgers and they acquired left handed pitcher Tony Cingrani and right handed pitcher Jeffry Abreu.
Interview with John Mozeliak and Michael Girsch about the Trade Deadline; and then Pre-Game Interview with Mike Shildt:
Rob Rains, Alvin Reid talk Cardinals Baseball with Frank Cusumano on KFNS- 7-31-19
It’s always a lively time and Rob Rains enjoys it when he talks with Frank Cusumano. Today’s show featured Rains, Alvin Reid and Frank talking about the Cardinals and the Trade Deadline– just hours before it passed.
Cardinals Press Release:
LOUIS, Mo., July 31, 2019 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have completed a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, acquiring left-handed pitcherTony Cingrani and minor league right-handed pitcher Jeffry Abreu in exchange for infielder Jedd Gyorko, 2019/2020 International Cap Space and cash considerations.
Cingrani, 30, is a veteran of seven-plus seasons in the majors with Cincinnati and the Dodgers. He is currently on the 60-day Injured List (left shoulder surgery) and has not pitched this season. The 6-4, 215-pound Cingrani owns a 12-22 career mark with a 4.01 ERA in 164 games pitched (61 starts), winning a career-high seven games for the Reds in 2013.
Abreu, 19, is a native of the Dominican Republic. He’s 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in six games pitched this season for the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. The 6-4, 200-pound Abreu was an International free-agent signing by the Dodgers in July of 2017.
Gyorko, 30, who joined the Cardinals in 2016, has been on the Injured List (back/right wrist) since June 8. He appeared in 38 games for the Cardinals this season, batting .196 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI.