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5.4.advertisingThe 31-year-old Goldschmidt

Postautor: elaine95 » 01 lut 2019, 1:12

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired veteran slugger Jose Bautista from the New York Mets on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash.Bautista has batted .196 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs for the Braves and Mets this season. The Phillies entered Tuesday night’s game against Washington 3½ games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East.A six-time All-Star for Toronto from 2010-15 Paul Konerko Jersey , the 37-year-old Bautista has 342 career homers. The right-handed hitter is expected to come off the bench for the Phillies and was going to be available to play against the Nationals. He has started in the outfield, third base and first base this season.“He’s going to be a veteran presence in the dugout and in the clubhouse,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. “A major part of his role (is) how intelligent he is. He sees the game differently than anyone we have on our roster right now. He’s very good at picking up tells and figuring out which of our pitchers and opposing pitchers are tipping, and he’s going to share that with our clubhouse.”Philadelphia has been active, acquiring infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and two-time All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos last month, then first baseman Justin Bour and lefty reliever Luis Avilan in August.Right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for Bautista and catcher Andrew Knapp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bautista joins his third NL East team this year. Philadelphia will be his eighth club overall in 15 major league seasons.“He came to us at a time where we had some injuries and needed some stability and I think he not only provided that but did a lot more,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said on a conference call. “This trade was really less about the return we got and more about a couple of other aspects.“One, it allows us to clear out some playing time for some of our other younger guys,” Ricco added. “The second part http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-carlos-rodon-jersey , I think, was about doing the right thing by Jose. You know, he’s a veteran player who came to us and, as I said, did a nice job both on and off the field. By being able to move him to a contender, albeit one in our division, but to a contender, it allows Jose a chance to participate in a pennant race and ultimately chase a World Series ring.”To fill Bautista’s roster spot, the fourth-place Mets planned to reinstate outfielder Brandon Nimmo from the 10-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game in Chicago against the Cubs. Nimmo had been sidelined by a bruised left index finger. The St. Louis Cardinals have made a giant splash in the trade market Nellie Fox Jersey , acquiring All-Star slugger Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Andy Young, Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly and a draft pick.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic broke the news.#DBacks getting Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a draft pick from #STLCards for Goldschmidt, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2018The Cardinals have missed the playoffs in each of the past three years now, so the front office was ready to make a big move. They acquire a six-time All-Star who has a trio of Gold Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger on his resume.Goldschmidt had another productive season for the Diamondbacks, batting .290 with 33 home runs http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-harold-baines-jersey , 83 RBI and an OPS of .922. Goldschmidt also posted an impressive wins-above-replacement of 5.4.advertisingThe 31-year-old Goldschmidt will make $14.5 million in base salary this year, per Spotrac.com. Rosenthal added that the Cardinals hope to re-sign Goldschmidt to an extension as they try to make him comfortable with his new team. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAfter reaching the postseason in 2017, the Diamondbacks experienced a terrible second half meltdown and missed the playoffs in 2018. They finished with an 82-80 record - nine games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second wild card spot in the National League.The Diamondbacks are also shopping All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke. He was signed to a six-year contract worth $206.5 million in the 2015 offseason. He's 35 years of age and has three years left on his deal.advertisingWhat This MeansWith the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies set to rule the NL West for many years, the Diamondbacks appear to be in full-on rebuilding mode. Getting a trio of young assets from the Cardinals is a good start for the front office.As for the Cardinals, they have a new slugger to build around, and there's good reason for optimism entering 2018. Goldschmidt joins a team led by other talents in Marcell Ozuna, Matt Carpenter and Jose Martinez. It's a huge win for the Cardinals, who are now set for a big run in 2019.
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