Cardinals Sign Scott Linebrink

The Cardinals have signed Scott Linebrink to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, B.J. Rains of FOXSportsMidwest tweets. SFX represents the right-hander.

Linebrink posted a 3.64 ERA with 7.0 K/9, 3.5 BB/9 and a 38.8% ground ball rate in 54 1/3 innings for the Braves in 2011. The 35-year-old owns a 3.51 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 12 MLB seasons. The Angels were the one team that was publicly linked to Linebrink this offseason. Given their interest in Luis Ayala and others, it appears that GM Jerry Dipoto still seeks relief help.

The Cardinals have also added J.C. Romero and R.J. Swindle to the bullpen mix since winning the 2011 World Series.


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27 Comments on "Cardinals Sign Scott Linebrink"


3 years 6 months ago

Braves fans exhale everywhere…

Dan
3 years 6 months ago

for one month this guy was untouchable, for the rest of the time he got lit up. sounds like a great fit for the cardinals huh?

Wilsonl
3 years 6 months ago

Decent!

Glen Stanford
3 years 6 months ago

Who is Scott Linebrink

TophersReds
3 years 6 months ago

It’s called read the post.

3 years 6 months ago

I’m thinking he’s the veteran right handed for the pen we’ve been looking for.

daveineg
3 years 6 months ago

 He’s the veteran Brewer fans were looking for the Cardinals to sign.  In other words, if Linebrink’s the answer, then you don’t want to know the question.

3 years 6 months ago

Linebrink will be a nice addition if he continues to be effective.

Travis White
3 years 6 months ago

Stole him from under the Angels noses. Now they know how it feels! (sarcasm)

$7562574
3 years 6 months ago

we never stole anyone except torii hunter from the rangers. if you are talking about pujols your management previously gave up re-signing him to the 10 year contract.

catch21_2
3 years 6 months ago

..and it will turn out to be the best deal Mo has made.

$7562574
3 years 6 months ago

it will be also one of the best free agent signing for the angels. ours is just totally on a different scale than yours.

catch21_2
3 years 6 months ago

I have no idea what you’re saying, but go get ’em, tiger!  

Call me when the Angels win a few more World Series and then we can talk.  Perhaps that is this “totally different scale” you speak of.

Jimbo504
3 years 6 months ago

minor league deal, solid depth signing. and it sounds like Oswalt will end up in STL too since the Rangers are out.

johnsilver
3 years 6 months ago

Getting harder and harder (again) to figure who gets a major and who gets a minor league deal…

3 years 6 months ago

Typical Duncan restoration project… move along, nothing to see here.

Ferrariman
3 years 6 months ago

was LInebrink the guy who got Freese in the wrist and made him miss two months? 

3 years 6 months ago

Yes.

BranchRickeysGhost
3 years 6 months ago

I see the dumpster diving didn’t end with LaRussa retiring.

3 years 6 months ago

It’s kinda weird. Braves always seem to have a reliever they want to acquire in a trade each season, don’t get him then sign him to a deal a few years later or actually get them in a trade, then they never resign them. 

3 years 6 months ago

I’m not sure if he’s really on the list at this point, but I don’t think this signing will affect that list.  It’s just a minor league contract.

$7562574
3 years 6 months ago

the small market cardinals could not match what a bigger market team was able to offer. for the angels, they are already reaping the most of what it costs to have pujols over 10 years. 

$7562574
3 years 6 months ago

cool!

3 years 6 months ago

Linebrink wasn’t bad last year, a lot better than he was the previous two years in Chicago.

3 years 6 months ago

You actually think Duncan is going to come back, move along. LOL, nope he is done. Family is MUCH more important than the St Louis WLB’s

Salmon4Coach
3 years 6 months ago

I would say the same but the case is that Cards really didn’t care about Pujols. That’s what i believe and i’ll leave it at that.

Scott Roberts
3 years 6 months ago

Very bad deal