Cardinals trade for Dario Salguero, another big-name pitcher
Arizona Cardinals’ starting pitcher Dario Samuels is coming off a season that saw him record three consecutive saves and strikeout a season-high 13 batters in a four-game span.
Salguero pitched the last three starts of the season, posting a 2.88 ERA in those outings and a 3.40 ERA in the four outings that he pitched the full season.
While he did not have a save percentage above .300 in those starts, he did record a strikeout per nine innings ratio of 1.71.
The Cardinals are one of several teams looking to add a big-time left-handed pitcher, and they appear to have found their guy with Salgueros addition.
It appears that the Cardinals have made a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals to acquire right-handed reliever Dario Soler from the San Francisco Giants.
Soler, 29, pitched for the San Diego Padres from 2014-16, and he appeared in 11 games for the Giants.
He had a 2-2 record with a 3,000 strikeout mark in 13 starts, and a 0.71 ERA in 20.1 innings pitched.
In five seasons with the Padres, Soler posted a career 3.33 ERA in 25 games.
This offseason, the Giants signed right-hander Luis Cessa, who pitched for San Diego from 2011-16.
Cessa pitched for Oakland from 2013-16 and was 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 10 starts.
San Francisco also acquired right-handers Zack Cozart and Jake Peavy from the Cardinals in the offseason.
Soler has been a solid reliever for the Cardinals over the years, and it’s clear that he is a quality addition to their bullpen.
A trade between the Cardinals and Giants is not a done deal, as they are still in the process of determining if they want to deal Soler, who would be a solid starter and a solid acquisition for the Cards.
He is a big addition for the Cubs, who are also interested in signing Soler.
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