Girsch Doesn't Expect DH to Come to the NL This Season

"I expect very little is going to change for 2019 given that we're six days away from spring training starting I'd hope they wouldn't do too much different."

February 08, 2019 - 12:28 pm

St. Louis Cardinals general manager Mike Grisch joined our Chris Hrabe to give one last update on the 2018-19 baseball offseason, before heading to the sunnier skys of Jupiter, Fla next week. 

Besides expressing his optimism with the additions of Paul Goldschmidt at first base and Andrew Miller in the bullpen, Girsch talked about the possible additions of the designated hitter in the National League and rumored changes to the injured list requirements

Girsch says he and the Cardinals front office weren't aware of or hadn't been consulted on the possibility of baseball implementing a universal DH, when that story broke this week. But as far as how likely that is to happen in 2019, he says "I expect very little is going to change for 2019 given that we're six days away from spring training starting I'd hope they wouldn't do too much different."

Take a listen to their full conversation from Wednesday's Cardinals Countdown to Opening Day: