Wisdom Traded for Robinson

Prior to heading to Las Vegas for the MLB Winter Meetings, John Mozeliak shared the St. Louis Cardinals were in the market for an additional left-handed bat. Today the team announced the trade of Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers in exchange for the left-handed hitting Drew Robinson.

The 26-year old Robinson has played six different positions (3B, 2B, SS, LF, RF, CF) in 95 games with Texas over the last two seasons. That should serve as a compliment to Jedd Gyorko and Yairo Munoz, who are both right-handed hitters.

A fourth round draft pick in 2010, Robinson has only nine home runs in 216 at-bats with the Rangers, however, he hit 100 homers with a .799 OPS in nine minor league seasons. Those numbers have also been at their best at Round Rock (AAA) as Robinson hit .272 with 42 home runs and 428 RBIs in 259 games.

Wisdom made his big league debut with St. Louis this past season after being drafted by the Cardinals in 2012. Wisdom also slugged 100 homers in his minor league career.

The trade for Robinson follows yesterday move in which St. Louis claimed right-handed pitcher Ryan Meisinger off waivers from Baltimore. The 24-year old Meisinger struck out 21 hitters in 21.0 innings for the Orioles last season, which was his first in the big leagues.

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