ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals addressed one of their
major offseason concerns, acquiring shortstop Khalil Greene from
The trade announced Thursday sent minor league pitchers Mark
Worrell of the Memphis Redbirds, and a prospect to be named to San Diego. Neither of the
prospects were on the 40-man roster.
The 29-year-old Greene hit just .213 with 10 home runs last
year, and struck out 100 times in 105 games. But in 2007, he had 27
homers, 44 doubles and 97 RBIs. He is a career .248 hitter with 84
homers in five-plus seasons, all with San Diego.
Greene is also considered a good defensive player, with just 28
errors over the past three seasons. He replaces Cesar Izturis,
whose contract was not renewed.
The deal comes a day after the Cardinals dealt with another
significant need, signing left-hander Trever Miller to a one-year
contract. That deal had been held up after a physical revealed a