The St. Louis Cardinals might very well have to add to their 25-man roster if they expect to compete with the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central down the road this season. According to numerous reports out there, St. Louis is highly interested in acquiring Boston Red Sox starter Jake Peavy, who is 1-7 with a 4.64 ERA on the season.
Cardinals parachuted in yesterday to scout Peavy. Remember they had a lot of interest in him at deadline last season
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) July 7, 2014
With starters Jaime Garcia and Michael Wacha sidelined due to injuries, it makes sense that St. Louis would look to upgrade a pitching staff with the seventh-best ERA in the National League.
It remains to be seen whether Peavy is really an upgrade at this point. The 33-year-old veteran has had a disastrous 2014 campaign after struggling during the Red Sox playoff run last season. In addition to his 1-7 record, Peavy boasts a 1.44 WHIP and a low (by his standards) 2-1 SO/BB ratio.
Peavy has about $7 million in salary remaining this year before hitting the free agent market in the winter.
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