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Dodgers Acquire Infielder Jedd Gyorko From Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 30: Jedd Gyorko #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have made an interesting move ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline, striking a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals for third baseman Jedd Gyorko.

This move by the Dodgers is a bit of a question mark, as Gyorko hasn't been productive this season by any means.

The 30 year-old veteran is batting .196, a career-worst, with only two homers and seven RBI in 38 games played. He's also currently stationed on the 60-Day IL, though the procedure behind such a move is strange; he was widely thought to be ready for a rehab assignment when said placement began.

He also has one whole strikeout from the mound! Look at the heat on this ball.

His time with the Cardinals has come to an end, a journey that he will not soon forget. The first two years of Gyorko's tenure on the Cards were the best of his career, hitting 50 homers with 126 RBI and a .258 AVG in that time.

With David Freese, Kike Hernandez, and Chris Taylor all injured, Gyorko will be valuable insurance, at the very least.