In want of uncooked innings maybe greater than anything on the approaching commerce deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals made a transfer late Monday to exchange a pitcher more likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Francys Romero, an unbiased Cuban baseball reporter and creator, reported that the Cardinals are sending right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo and minor league infielder Malcom Nuñez, themselves each Cuban, in alternate to Pittsburgh.
Quintana, 33, has cut up nearly all of his profession between the 2 groups in Chicago. He can be a free agent on the conclusion of this season.
In 20 begins and 103 innings pitched for the Pirates this season, Quintana has recorded a 3.50 ERA and a 3.24 FIP, suggesting his repertoire has earned the success proven in his outcomes. His arsenal generates a forty five% floor ball price – only a notch greater than league common, permitting him to carry out comfortably in entrance of the sturdy Cardinals protection.
Matz suffered a torn MCL in Cincinnati final Saturday in his first begin since coming back from a left shoulder pressure. The Cardinals had been looking for a second opinion Monday on his injured knee, however even when surgical procedure isn’t required, a staff official provided a pessimistic outlook for his availability for the rest of the season over the weekend at Nationals Park.
Oviedo, 24, is in his third main league season. He discovered success for the Cardinals after transitioning to the bullpen in the course of the yr, posting his first two profession wins and a career-best 3.20 ERA in 25 ⅓ innings.
Nuñez, 21, was a rising third base prospect who was moved to first base this season to make room for high prospect Jordan Walker at Double-A Springfield. He was hitting .255 with 17 HR and 66 RBI for the Redbirds in his second yr at that stage.