The St. Louis Cardinals made a trade this afternoon to bolster their pitching depth, acquiring left-hander Anthony Misiewicz from their cross-state rivals, the Kansas City Royals, in exchange for cash considerations.
Misiewicz came up to the big leagues in 2020 with the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners shipped him to the Royals last season.
For his career, the left-hander is 6-9 with a 4.43 ERA in 119 appearances.
He also has a career total of 105 strikeouts.
To make room for the left-hander on the 40-man roster, right-hander James Naile was designated for assignment.
On Twitter, the Cardinals announced the news of the recent trade with the Royals.
We have acquired LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Kansas City in exchange for cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-player roster, RHP James Naile has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/oTDskSQmYY
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) February 8, 2023
Misiewicz is more than likely just a depth piece for the Cardinals, and not somebody who will make much of an impact on the Major League roster, though he’ll likely have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the bullpen.
Last season, the 28-year-old went 1-2 in 32 games with the Mariners and Royals.
This marks the second pitching addition made by the Cardinals in the past two weeks.
On January 27, they signed former San Francisco Giants left-hander Andrew Suarez to a minor league deal after two seasons in the KBO.
Spring training begins next Monday, which means that soon, the Cardinals will have a chance to see what they have in Misiewicz and determine if he could be of use to them.
St. Louis has been relatively quiet since the signing of Willson Contreras, with no other major moves being made in the following months.
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