NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker has informed the club that he would welcome a trade if they don't envision giving him more regular playing time next season.
Schumaker, who fell out of favor with manager Mike Matheny and was rarely used down the stretch, hit .276 and had a .339 on-base percentage in 107 games last season.
Mozeliak confirmed Monday that Schumaker made his stance known via his agent early this offseason. The left-handed hitter has one year remaining on a two-year, 3 million deal he signed with the Cardinals last winter.
"There's no doubt that the opportunity for him was somewhat limited over the last couple months of the season," Mozeliak said. "So if something made sense, I'm sure we'd consider it.
"I did have a brief conversation with his agent early on about that. It wasn't demanding or anything like that, but he did express that he is looking for perhaps a better place to get more opportunity."...