Cardinals Claim Jess Todd

Jess Todd is heading back to St. Louis. The Cardinals claimed the right-hander off of waivers from the Yankees, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News (on Twitter).

The Cardinals selected Todd in the second round of the 2007 draft and promoted him to the Major Leagues in 2009. That same year, the Cardinals sent Todd to Cleveland along with current Indians closer Chris Perez for Mark DeRosa. Earlier this season the Indians designated Todd for assignment and the Yankees claimed the 25-year-old. Soon afterward, New York needed roster space and designated Todd for assignment.

Todd has allowed 19 hits, 8 walks and 13 runs in 10 2/3 minor league innings this year, striking out 7. However, he has averaged more than one strikeout per inning in his five-year minor league career. Todd has 28 1/3 innings of big league experience and his 7.62 ERA is unimpressive despite a strong 29K/12BB ratio.

12 Responses to Cardinals Claim Jess Todd Leave a Reply

  1.  Cards picking up other peoples trash…

  2. He’s one of our own pieces of trash genius.

  3. bigpat 4 years ago

    This guy was one of their top relief prospects they traded to Cleveland for DeRosa if I’m correct? Odd…


  4. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Ok, Oh Grand Master Duncan, perform your miracle!  

    • nictonjr 4 years ago

      Like he has with Batista, Franklin, Tr Miller,… 

      • Michael 4 years ago

        How can you complain about Franklin? He’s horrible now, but look at the years he gave the Cardinals for next to no money. As far as taking others trash, didn’t the all mighty Yankees just claim him

      • Miguel is pitching amazing. So ya, he did work his magic.

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          You need to do some fact checking.  Although his ERA is somewhat low, he is getting bailed out by the rest of the bullpen big time.  He is allowing way to many runners to reach base.  He has been closer to bad than amazing IMO.

  5. James Grenard 4 years ago

     More garbage.

  6. syphercx 4 years ago

    Miller was pretty good before this year too.

  7. Thornton29 4 years ago

    He’s still young with a good arm. I still say his mechanics are waaaayyy out of whack. Getting back to a famiiar system and coaches could help bring back. If it works out, good deal. If not, no harm done.

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