The St. Louis Cardinals are in the market for starting pitching after a few key losses to the rotation during the offseason. According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the club currently is in talks to obtain Tampa Bay Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi.
Odorizzi, who is from the St. Louis area, was traded to the Rays from the Kansas City Royals in 2012 – the trade where the Royals received James Shields and Wade Davis to kick start their championship run.
While Odorizzi, 25, has yet to reach the level of a No. 1 starter in a rotation, he has shown he has the abilities to possibly do so in the future. In 2015, he went 9-9 with a 3.35 ERA and a 150-46 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 169.1 innings. In just over two years of service time in the majors, he has a total 3.77 ERA.
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Along with the Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers are also in on an attempted trade for Odorizzi.
Sources: #STLCards have had trade talks with #Rays aimed at acquiring a starting pitcher. Jake Odorizzi is from the St. Louis area.