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Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:58 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2010 4:41 pm
 
Ryan Theriot The Cardinals have spent much of their offseason looking for middle infield help, and they may not have gotten the final answer, but they at least have some competition for spring training, acquiring second baseman/shortstop Ryan Theriot from the Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Blake Hawksworth.

Theriot hit .270/.321/.312 last season with the Cubs and Dodgers, faring much better in the National League Central. Theriot started 112 games at second base and 28 at shortstop last season, all 28 of his shortstop starts came with the Cubs.

The Cardinals have expressed their reservations in going into 2011 with Brendan Ryan at shortstop, while second baseman Skip Schumaker has been given a vote of confidence by Tony La Russa.

Hawksworth appeared in 45 games in 2010, going 4-8 with a 4.98 ERA. In 90 1/3 innings, he struck out 61 and walked 35.

With the Dodgers signing Juan Uribe, Theriot was expendable. He went to the Dodgers along with Ted Lilly at the trade deadline last year in exchange for Brett Wallach, Kyle Smit and Blake DeWitt.

UPDATE: The Cardinals have also signed left-hander Brian Tallet, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . The former Blue Jay was a college teammate of Theriot at LSU.

UPDATE: Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak tells 101ESPN in St. Louis (via Twitter ) that "unless something else happens," Theriot is the team's starting shortstop.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 10:13 am
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

Good OBP?? You moron, he is a fricken joke at leadoff and has the range of my grandma at short with a pussssss arm! Great signing!



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:53 am
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

It's worth $.02. By the way, who is Shuman?



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:32 am
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

Enjoy that .315 OBP, St. Louis.


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Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 10:08 pm
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Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 10:00 pm
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

So ,  Ryan has a so called "Sophmore" slump and now he's out ?
put Shuman back in RF , let Ryan stay at SS and let him play.
without LaRussa on his ass , he'll be a star when they let him go or trade him

my 2 cents worth , for what it's worth.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:04 pm
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

I like Hawksworth, but Theriot fills a MAJOR need for St. Louis. He is solid defensively, hustles, and has good OBP.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 4:58 pm
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

Good to see them get porn 'stache away from SS.  He succeeded in doing just about everything badly.  He couldn't hit or catch or field.  But damn, could he grow a 70's 'stache.



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 4:39 pm
 

Cardinals get Theriot from Dodgers

Good deal for both teams. The Cardinals need middle infield depth, and the Dodgers need bullpen help.



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