Mike Maroth trade
from the Detroit Tigers to the Cardinals
It has been confirmed that the
Detroit Tigers traded Mike Maroth to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tigers will receive an unknown player for Mike Maroth. This is
what Walt Jocketty, Cardinals' GM, had to say about the Mike
Maroth trade: "Mike is a young pitcher who we feel is only going
to get stronger as he continues his recovery from last season's
surgery. He is an established starter who is going to provide us
with innings and help take pressure off of our bullpen. We think
the change in leagues will also benefit Mike."
The tigers have plenty of starters this year,
and Kenny Rogers is scheduled to return on Friday, after an
injury recovery. The Cardinals will most likely debut Maroth
next week in New York, as the team has been struggling with its
current starters. Earlier this week, the Cardinals signed Tomo
Ohka to a minor league contract.
Maroth, Durbin, Robertson and others have been
competing for the starter spots and the trade will guarantee
more play-time to the former Tiger. Maroth went 5-2 last year
while missing more than half the season after surgery to remove
bone chips in his left elbow.
The Detroit Tigers are playing the Atlanta
Braves on Friday. The odds on that game, according to the online
Bodog Sports (new window) are:
Detroit Tigers +128
Atlanta Braves -138
St. Louis Cardinals will play Philadelphia
Phillies. Betting odds on that game:
Philadelphia Phillies -110
St. Louis Cardinals EVEN
Published on 06/22/2007