MLB Trade Rumors: Cardinals Linked To Former MVP Candidate

Recent MLB trade rumors have increasingly linked outfielder Tommy Pham with a potential return to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Mark Powell of Fansided.

Pham, currently with the Chicago White Sox, has shown strong form this season, maintaining a .287/.333/.411 slash line and a .744 OPS.

With the Cardinals facing injuries to key outfielders Lars Nootbaar and Tommy Edman, Pham’s versatility and experience could significantly bolster their lineup as they push for a playoff spot.

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the White Sox are keen to trade Pham before the deadline and have yet to engage with any contenders.

This scenario leaves a clear path for the Cardinals to make an early move.

Given that Pham is on an expiring contract, the Cardinals could potentially secure his return without a hefty investment, possibly in exchange for mid-level prospects.

This acquisition would not only address their immediate needs but also reunite Pham with a lineup featuring potent hitters like Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, enhancing their chances as they strive for postseason success.

The 36-year-old spent the first five seasons of his MLB career with the Cardinals, posting a .271/.365/.463 triple-slash line, with 51 home runs, 149 RBI, 39 stolen bases, and 216 runs scored across 362 games played from 2014-18.

He finished 11th in MVP voting with the Cardinals in the 2017 season.

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