BREAKING: Cardinals Sign All-Star & Gold Glove Shortstop

After 13 seasons in San Francisco, Brandon Crawford is headed to a different city.

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Brandon Crawford, aiming to bolster their shortstop depth behind Masyn Winn and Tommy Edman.

Known for his World Series pedigree and significant success in the early 2010s, Crawford brings a wealth of experience to the Cardinals.

Despite 2023 being a challenging year for him, Crawford's track record includes a standout 2021 season where he was an All-Star, won a Gold Glove, and finished fourth in National League Most Valuable Player voting.

His defensive prowess, characterized by winning four Gold Glove Awards, remains undisputed, and his potential to contribute offensively, especially from the left side of the plate, adds value to the Cardinals' roster.

Crawford's signing is seen as part of the Cardinals' broader strategy to ensure depth and versatility in their lineup.

Over the past three seasons, the 37-year-old holds a .250/.327/.410 triple-slash line, with 40 home runs, 180 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, and 160 runs scored across 349 games played.

While the team already has several left-handed bats, Crawford's defensive capabilities and potential offensive contributions make him a valuable addition.

The Cardinals are focused on strengthening their team dynamics, aiming for improved performance and contention in the upcoming seasons.

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