Cardinals Rumors: Pitching, Blair, Lohse

The Cardinals lead the Reds by a game, but they are looking to make moves between now and Saturday’s trade deadline. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak and turned up these rumors:

  • Mozeliak says the Cards don’t want a “short-term band-aid” for the infield.
  • The Cards still have interest in adding a “depth starting pitcher,” Mozeliak said. Jake Westbrook, Livan Hernandez and Dave Bush fit that description.
  • The possibility that Kyle Lohse might return to the rotation won’t affect the Cards’ approach at the deadline.
  • The Cardinals are close to a deal with supplemental rounder Seth Blair and expect to sign the pitcher soon.
  • Intra-divisional deals aren’t impossible, but do seem “trickier” in Mozeliak’s estimation.

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