Jedd Gyorko’s time in St. Louis looks to be coming to an end. The 30-year old infielder spent a majority of 2019 on the IL, but had been a solid producer both offensively and defensively from 2016-2018 for St. Louis. No details have been announced about a trade involving Gyorko. He was recently added to the 60-Day IL.
Jedd Gyorko is sitting at his locker in front of a bag packed for Memphis. He wanted to play in a rehab game tonight; he says the #stlcards told him not to go without much by way of explanation. Says he’s not frustrated but doesn’t know what’s up.
The Cardinals are certainly shopping him. But it seems to be he will no longer be a part of the organization either way tomorrow. It’s unfortunate given his production over the past few seasons. As a member of the Cardinals, Gyorko hit 63 Home Runs (30 in 2016), had an OPS of .784, and had a bWAR of 8.7 over 1,383 at bats. He was never given a full time position with the Cardinals opting to use him as a utility player. He saw the most success at third base where he quitely put together strong metrics. Had he not gotten hurt in 2019 I think the Cardinals would be more inclined to hold on to him.
Re: Jedd Gyorko and #Cardinals. A source tells me the team has explored trades and to expect movement of some type that means the veteran isn’t in the organization by day’s end tomorrow. Odd ending, for sure, given he hit 50 HRs total in his first two seasons with team.
I hope that a move involving Gyorko is one that gives him the opportunity to play. The Cardinals have talent along the infield, but I think Gyorko was given the short end of the stick. He had proven time and time again that he could be a capable player. I wish him nothing but the best.
Good Luck Jedd