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Cardinals Get Westbrook, Send Ludwick To Padres

The Cardinals have landed pitcher Jake Westbrook in a three-team trade that will also send outfielder Ryan Ludwick to the Padres.

"I'm excited to go to a club that's contending for a playoff spot and pitch in some meaningful ballgames," Westbrook said. "That's why you play the game, to get a chance to play in the playoffs and I look forward to doing that."

St. Louis gets Westbrook from Cleveland, who received Double-A pitcher Corey Kluber from San Diego.

The Cardinals also acquired left-hander Nick Greenwood from San Diego.

Via ESPN


Cardinals Targeting Jake Westbrook

The Cardinals are targeting Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook, according to sources.

Until recently, St. Louis had been focusing on a list of starters that included Dan Haren, Roy Oswalt, Aaron Cook and Livan Hernandez.

With Haren and Oswalt gone, they are looking in a different direction.

Via ESPN


Cardinals Pursuit Of Tejada Has 'No Traction'

A report surfaced Wednesday that the Cardinals were interested in Miguel Tejada, and while the Cardinals contacted the Orioles about the veteran, a source said there was "no traction" for a deal.

The Cardinals have had interest in Tejada before and see him as a player that can play multiple spots in the infield.

Via St. Louis Post-Dispatch


La Russa Ignores Speculation He'll Manage Cubs

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa refused to comment Friday on speculation that he may be a candidate to replace Lou Piniella, who is retiring as manager of the Cubs at the end of the season.

"[I just] ignore it," La Russa said. "Ignore it."

La Russa did open up slightly when asked about the pressures associated with managing the Cubs.

"I wouldn't even answer that question because I don't believe what you're asking is true," La Russa said. "There's nothing about Chicago that's harder than St. Louis.

"You got a job in the big leagues, there are 30 of them. They're all demanding and there isn't one that's tougher than the other."

Via ESPN


Oswalt Prefers Trade To Cardinals

A day after the Cardinals were rumored to be the front-runner to land Astros starter Roy Oswalt, sources claim the right-hander would prefer a trade to St. Louis.

The Phillies are also in the running for Oswalt.

Via ESPN


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