ST. LOUIS - Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay tweeted shortly after the club signed veteran reliever Randy Choate Friday that having him as a teammate would save him five broken bats a year. Fellow left-handed hitter Dan Descalso agreed.
And they should. They are a combined 0-for-9 against Choate in their careers while the full St. Louis roster is just 4-for-25 against the left-handed specialist. Safe to say the Cardinals hitters are pumped to have him on their side now.
Choate finalized a three-year, 7.5 million deal with the Cardinals by passing a morning physical at Busch Stadium Friday, solving their need for a left-handed specialist while allowing him to finally play for one of his top choices.
Im very excited, Choate said. Ive heard nothing but great things about the fans of St. Louis. You talk to anybody that plays baseball and they say its the best baseball city in all of baseball. Everybody has great things to say about St. Louis and their fans.
I feel like Im going to be a ...