ST. LOUIS -- Mitchell Boggs wont be pitching for the Cardinals again but he could return to the majors soon after being traded to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
Unable to agree with the Rockies on a player in return for Boggs, the Cardinals will receive 206,000 from the Rockies that can be used in signing international players. Specifically, the Rockies sent the Cardinals their fourth-round slot (93rd overall) in the international signing bonus pool. The Cardinals entered the international signing period that began July 2 with a little more than 2 million to spend on international free agents.
At this level, its about consistency, the ability to repeat and make pitches, general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday moments before the Cardinals-Astros game. When he was up here, he wasnt able to do it.
Boggs enjoyed a stellar 2012 as the teams primary setup man, posting a 2.12 ERA in 78 appearances. The performance earned the 29-year-old right-hander a spot on Team USA in the World ...