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RANDY CHOATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Randy Choate's superstitions have become second nature

The next time Cardinals reliever Randy Choate comes into a game, pay close attention. If you see him throw two pitches in front of the mound, don't be alarmed. If you see him make seven warm-up pitches instead of the customary eight that are allowed, don't be concerned. If he licks his fingers an odd number of times, touches his pants more than you think is necessary...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Choate excited to join Cardinals

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals finally get a bullpen veteran by signing Randy Choate

The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t make many moves during last week’s Winter Meetings, but they did complete an important deal to solidify a position the team struggled to fill throughout the 2012 season. The Cardinals signed left-handed relief pitcher Randy Choate on Friday to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. He will serve as the second lefty in the bullpen behind Marc Rzepczynski...
Via i70baseball
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals finalize deal for lefty Randy Choate

Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent left-handed pitcher Randy Choate (pronounced: choht) on a three-year deal that carries through the 2015 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Choate, 37, led the majors with 80 appearances in 2012 between the Miami Marlins and Los...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Choate gives Cardinals a second lefty reliever

The St. Louis Cardinals completed phase one of their fine-tuning for 2013 when they signed left-handed relief specialist Randy Choate, 37, to a three-year contract worth $7.5 million. Next up are right-handed bench help and middle infield depth. "There is still some work to be done," said general manager John Mozeliak as he left the winter meetings in Nashville. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Fun with Randy Choate

The Cardinals have signed the ultimate LOOGY and got Scrabble a playmate. Randy Choate is a Cardinal. And not only is the 37 year old going to be the other "left-handed specialist" for the St. Louis club for 2013, his contract is for three years. Now how can you call Choate the ultimate LOOGY? After all, there was Tony Fossas and Graeme Lloyd and Alan Embree that...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Randy Choate

Finally.  After sitting on their hands for a couple of days athe the MLB Winter Meetings, the Cardinals finally decided to dust the cobwebs out of their wallet and make a free agent purchase.   The bought some Choate.   Randy Choate to be exact. And, no, that arm angle isn't troublesome at all. I'm sure that his left elbow will just juuuuuust fine for...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Choate, Cardinals finalize contract

Reliever Randy Choate and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a $7.5 million, three-year contract. The deal was announced Friday, two days after it was agreed to at the winter meetings. The 37-year-old left-hander tied for the major league lead with 80 pitching appearances this year, splitting the season between the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers. Choate is 11-11 with...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

AP source: Choate, Cards strike $7.5M, 3-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that left-handed reliever Randy Choate and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $7.5 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical before the deal can be finalized. Choate had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 80 games this year, tying...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign lefty reliever Choate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Cardinals have found their left-handed reliever. And apparently it was the one they wanted all along. A club official confirmed Wednesday evening that a three-year deal is in place with veteran left-handed reliever Randy Choate, pending the completion of a physical Friday in St. Louis. The deal will reportedly pay him a total of 7.5 million. Choate, 37, was...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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