Last season, the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals pulled off a trade minutes before the deadline that sent outfielder Harrison Bader to New York and left-hander Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis.
Both players fared quite well in their new uniforms, with Montgomery becoming a key member of the St. Louis rotation while Bader became a reliable bat with the Yankees.
But there is no love lost between these players and their former teams.
Prior to the game between the Cardinals and Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, Bader caught up with a few old friends on the Cardinals side.
Cardinals reporter John Denton posted a photo of Bader chatting with coach Darwin Morrero and outfielder Dylan Carlson.
#Yankees CF Harrison Bader chats with #STLCards coach Darwin Morrero as CF Dylan Carlson stretches in the foreground. pic.twitter.com/FlUk0b488S
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 8, 2023
Bader was a fan favorite during his time in St. Louis.
The young outfielder was drafted in 2015 and made his debut with the team in 2017.
He became the Cards’ everyday center fielder in 2018, showing off his elite speed and defense.
Bader also had a little power in his bat and gave Cardinals fans some moments to remember.
One of his best moments in Cardinal red came last year during a game against the Baltimore Orioles, when he hit an inside-the-park home run.
When Bader was traded, Cardinals fans were sad to see him go.
However, it’s clear that there is no love lost and that Bader still holds his former teammates and coaches in high regard.
And so, he got a chance to visit with his old friends and made the most of it.NEXT: Adam Wainwright Comments On WBC Experience