MLB Rumors: Cardinals Make Infielder Available For Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals are actively considering trading shortstop Paul DeJong as they approach the upcoming trade deadline.

Despite entering the 2023 season with uncertain roster status, DeJong has rebounded with slightly improved hitting and strong defensive contributions.

However, the 29-year-old infielder may not fit into the Cardinals' long-term plans, making him an appealing trade candidate as they seek to retool their roster for the 2024 season.

With about $3.29 million remaining on his contract and multiple club options in the next two seasons, DeJong's affordability and productivity have garnered interest from potential trade partners.

Although his offensive performance this season has still been somewhat lackluster, batting .231 with 12 home runs, 29 RBIs, and a .736 OPS in 64 games, his versatility in the infield still makes him an attractive asset for teams seeking infield help.

Among the potential trade partners are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles, who could benefit from adding DeJong's defensive skills and offensive contributions to bolster their lineups.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Cardinals' front office will be evaluating offers to reshape their roster while retaining their core players for the future.

All eyes will be on whether they can find a suitable trade partner for the talented but expendable Paul DeJong. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports