Cardinals Sign R.J. Swindle

The Cardinals have signed left-hander R.J. Swindle to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned.

Swindle, 28, has nine Major League outings to his credit, last appearing in the bigs with the Brewers in 2009. The Vancouver native pitched in 39 games with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate in 2011 and has a career 2.37 ERA with an impressive 9.0 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 493 2/3 minor league innings.

Swindle was a 14th-round draft pick of the Red Sox in 2004.

15 Responses to Cardinals Sign R.J. Swindle Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    The midwest just became a little less safe, ladies and gentlemen.

  2. Cards really got Swindled on this one.

  3. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    How’d he Swindle the Cards into this?!

  4. DT Flush234 4 years ago


  5. I do believe he is our first minor league signing. I’m so excited!

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      That could be just gas.  Wait a while, and see if it goes away.

  6. sam_lammert 4 years ago


  7. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    Slow news day, obviously.

  8. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    Cardinals also signed Eugenio Velez to a minor league deal.

  9. Muggi 4 years ago

    Even if he doesn’t perform well, he’s worth it just for entertainment value. It’s funny hearing the big “wooooahh” from the crowd the first time he slops the 55mph curve over the plate. It’s practically an eephus pitch.

  10. I know. I just enjoy transactions that involve us.

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