The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired third baseman Nolan Arenado in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, sources confirmed ESPN’s Jeff Passon on Friday.
Sources said The Rockies are getting several players in the deal and will send $ 50 million to St. Louis.
This news was first reported by The Athletic.
The 29-year-old Arenado is scheduled to make $ 35 million as part of $ 35 million in 2021, signing an eight-year contract with the Rockies in 2019. The deal also includes an opt-out clause after the ’21 season.
A five-time All-Star, Arenado briefly struggled at the plate during the 2020 season, hitting .253 with eight homers before breaking the final nine games with a left shoulder bone scar. He also earned the eighth straight gold glove.
The year came down after a career-best 315 hits in 2019 with 41 homers and 118 RBIs.
In December, Rockies manager Bud Black dismissed rumors that Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story would be traded, stating, “I hope they come with us on Opening Day.”
Rocky has missed the playoffs in the last two seasons after making the wild-card round in 2017 and the National League Division Series in 2018.