It’s Holliday Season in St. Louis: Cardinals Acquire Slugger from Oakland

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One of the biggest names on the trade market has officially found a new home.

The Oakland Athletics sent outfielder Matt Holliday to the St. Louis cardinals in exchange for a trio of prospects.

The Athletics obtained third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen.

The Cardinals willingness to move Wallace is what made the deal work.

Wallace, 22, is a left-handed-hitting third baseman who was the 13th overall pick in the 2008 draft and has been promoted by the Cardinals from A-ball to Class AAA in roughly a year.

He was coveted by the A’s for his great on-base percentage skills and because he plays a position that the Athletics have struggled to fill with healthy, productive players for a long time.

 

Read the rest of the article at BleacherReport.

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