Fox 2 Sports Director martin Kilcoyne reports on the Cardinals trade of Harrsion Bader to the Yankees for pitcher Jordan Montgomery.
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have traded Harrison Bader to the New York Yankees as part of a last-minute trade deadline deal.
Bader moves to the Yankees in a deal that brings left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals, St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Derrick Goold and multiple media outlets initially reported just minutes before MLB’s 5 p.m. trade deadline. The Cardinals confirmed the deal around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Bader, 28, has spent the last few weeks on the injured list with a foot injury. He hit .246 with 52 home runs, 168 RBIs and 55 stolen bases prior to the move. Mongtomery could slot in as a starting pitcher for the Cardinals. In 21 games started this season, he has a 3-3 record with a 3.69 ERA and 97 strikeouts over 114.2 innings pitched.
The Cardinals also added Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton and minor league catcher Austin Allen in deals before the deadline. Catcher Yadier Molina also rejoined the Cardinals on Tuesday after missing more than a month due to knee inflammation.