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Report: Cardinals acquire All-Star Paul Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Posted: 4:41 PM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 22:44:12Z

ST. LOUIS -- The National League Central Division just got even tougher, as the Cardinals have acquired 6-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks. 

Goldschmidt is one of the best players in Major League Baseball, defensively and offensively. The 31-year-old has won three Gold Gloves, four Silver Slugger awards. 

St Louis finished third in the division last season, but missed the wild-card by just 2.5 games. 

Last season, the Cardinals added outfield slugger Marcell Ozuna from the Miami Marlins. Adding Goldschmidt to an offense that was top-ten in RBI's and 11th in overall runs-scored spells disaster for the rest of the division. 

The Cards will part ways with pitcher Luke Weaver, Andy Young and the club's Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB draft.