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Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson

Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson, according to Peter Gammons.

https://twitter.com/pgammo/status/494544422940712960

Joel Sherman reports that outfielder James Ramsey could be going back to the Indians in the deal.

https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/494544699844476928

The important thing here is how this impacts the trade market in the NL Central. The Cardinals were looking at David Price and Jon Lester. Does this mean they're out of that race? Or are they looking for multiple rotation pieces? I'd imagine we'll get the answer to that question after the Masterson deal is announced. If this does take St. Louis out of the mix for Lester, then it might help the Pirates' chances of acquiring him without giving up an unrea...

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