Jedd Gyorko traded to the Dodgers for pitching depth, cash

The move was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic

July 31, 2019 - 2:24 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals have traded infielder Jedd Gyorko to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team acquired left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani, minor league right-handed pitcher Jeffry Abreu, 2019/2020 International Cap Space and cash considerations.

Cingrani, 30, is a veteran of seven-plus seasons in the majors with Cincinnati and the Dodgers. He is currently on the 60-day Injured List (left shoulder surgery) and has not pitched this season. The 6-4, 215-pound Cingrani owns a 12-22 career mark with a 4.01 ERA in 164 games pitched (61 starts), winning a career-high seven games for the Reds in 2013.

Abreu, 19, is a native of the Dominican Republic. He’s 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in six games pitched this season for the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. The 6-4, 200-pound Abreu was an International free-agent signing by the Dodgers in July of 2017.

Gyorko posted a message on Twitter, thanking the Cardinals organization, St. Louis fans and teammates. 

"I appreciate all the fans, staff, and teammates for the support that was given to me," Gyorko stated. "I always tried to give y'all what y'all deserved and that was someone that put the uniform on with class and played as hard as I could."

The move was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. LA was looking for insurance after injuries to Chris Taylor, Kike Hernandez and David Freese.

Gyorko, 30, has played in just 38 games this season after opening the season on the IL with to a calf strain. He hasn't played since early June due to a lower back strain.

In four seasons with St. Louis, he has hit .256 with 63 home runs. 

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