On Monday afternoon, the Cardinals announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup from the Dodgers for cash considerations. Rosscup will report to Triple-A Memphis.
We have acquired LHP Zac Rosscup from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations.— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 29, 2019
Rosscup, 31, is 2-0 with a 5.00 ERA in 28 games this season between Seattle, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He will be assigned to the Memphis (AAA) roster. pic.twitter.com/LoveFWhIdE
You may remember Rosscup from his prior work with the Cubs, as he was on the North Side for parts of four seasons. After a brief stint with the Rockies, Rosscup pitched his 2018 season with the Dodgers and has bounced between them, the Mariners, and Blue Jays this season.
In a combined 28 appearances with the three clubs this year, Rosscup has logged 18 innings with 19 walks, giving him a career-worst 9.50 BB/9 rate. On the flip-side, he has only allowed two home runs - and the even 1.0 HR/9 rate is his best, by far. Rosscup will get his work in in Memphis for now, and we’ll have to wait to see if he plays a part in the Major League team this season.
Assuming this isn't the only move the Cardinals make this week, stay tuned for more trade coverage.