About a week ago, Joe Strauss reported that the Cardinals might use their lefty reliever surplus to acquire Jorge Julio. That option is off the table, but Walt Jocketty is still looking to dispatch a southpaw. Strauss has confirmed that Ricardo Rincon is the player he’d like to move.
The Cards would like to ditch Rincon’s $1.45MM salary. He pitched in the WBC last year and but was on the operating table for shoulder and elbow issues by May. He’s said to be fully recovered and could bounce back as a useful LOOGY.