BREAKING – The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News Leader.
St. Louis Cardinal fans and beat writers jumped quickly to the conclusion that Shelby Miller was “out of the competition” for a spot in the opening rotation due to reported shoulder stiffness on Wednesday.
The Royals did what they had to do for a chance to win.
The St. Louis Cardinals went into the offseason with a very short shopping list. Solidify the bullpen, which they accomplished with the signing of Randy Choate, and upgrade the middle infield.
How Johnny Giavotella plays the rest of the season will determine if he’s the Royals second baseman of the future.