Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cards Considering Grudzielanek?

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the Skip Schumaker experiment at second base is not going as well as planned. Schumaker is batting .300 (10-for-30), but is struggling with his foot work at second base. The Cardinals have several in-house options so they don't necessarily need to make a move, but Strauss believes the Cardinals may explore a trade or signing. 

Free agent second baseman Mark Grudzielanek is available, but he is 39 years old and played in just 86 games last season. However, he is a career .290 hitter and a former Cardinal, hitting .294 with 8 HR in 2005. He is a Type-B free agent, but would probably sign at a low price if he was serious about playing again. Ray Durham is another option.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.

2 comments:

jagnese said...

Giants have a lot of second basemen and the Cards could offer a corner infielder.

Anonymous said...

I say yes to Grudz. He was great in 2005. If not I'd love a trade with Cleveland bringing back Barfield or Asdrubal Cabrera!