Cardinals acquire Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt steps in to bat. | AP

The St. Louis Cardinals will acquire Paul Goldschmidt in a massive trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He won the NL Silver Slugger Award in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018, and he has three Gold Gloves (2013, 2015, 2017) on his shelf. Tuesday the Dbacks lost their best pitcher from last season to free agency.

Since 2013, Goldschmidt ranks second among National Leaguers in home runs (181), RBIs (602), hits (996), runs (599), walks (575) and extra-base hits (413).

He has compiled a career.297 batting average, 209 home runs, and 710 RBI. "We understand that. We've understood that for a long time". Goldschmidt debut with the Diamondbacks on August 1, 2011, it has been a great run with Goldie in a Dbacks uniform. "He represents everything it means to be a D-back, and we are very thankful to him for all that he has done for our franchise and our fans", Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. Kelly has six years before being eligible for arbitration and Weaver has five.

Weaver, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA last season.

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and might be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs. Greinke came to the Dback after three seasons with the Dodgers.

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