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2012 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

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88-74, Finished 2nd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Matheny (88-74)
GM: John Mozeliak, Farm Dir: John Vuch, Scouting Dir: Dan Kantrovitz
Scored 765 runs, Allowed 648 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Busch Stadium III · Attendance: 3,262,109 (4th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 98, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 100 Franchise Executives
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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 12, 2011

Andrew Brown selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

October 30, 2011

Edwin Jackson granted Free Agency.

Gerald Laird granted Free Agency.

Albert Pujols granted Free Agency.

Nick Punto granted Free Agency.

Arthur Rhodes granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Octavio Dotel granted Free Agency.

Rafael Furcal granted Free Agency.

Corey Patterson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Freddie Bynum granted Free Agency.

Rich Rundles granted Free Agency.

Donovan Solano granted Free Agency.

Nick Stavinoha granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2011

Released Bryan Augenstein.

December 8, 2011

Drafted Barret Browning from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Erik Komatsu from the Washington Nationals in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2011

Signed Rafael Furcal as a free agent.

Ryan Theriot granted Free Agency.

December 15, 2011

Signed J.C. Romero as a free agent.

December 21, 2011

Signed R.J. Swindle as a free agent.

Signed Eugenio Velez as a free agent.

December 23, 2011

Signed Carlos Beltran as a free agent.

January 10, 2012

Signed Koyie Hill as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Signed Alex Cora as a free agent.

February 10, 2012

Signed Scott Linebrink as a free agent.

March 25, 2012

Released Alex Cora.

Released Koyie Hill.

April 3, 2012 (Standings)

Adam Ottavino selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Received Cedric Hunter from the Oakland Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

May 4, 2012 (Standings)

Erik Komatsu selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

May 14, 2012 (Standings)

Released J.C. Romero.

May 15, 2012 (Standings)

Released R.J. Swindle.

May 16, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Clay Zavada as a free agent.

May 17, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Jamie Romak from the Kansas City Royals.

May 21, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Luis Montanez as a free agent.

May 22, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Aaron Bates as a free agent.

June 4, 2012 (Standings)

Drafted Michael Wacha in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2012 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2012.

June 5, 2012 (Standings)

Drafted Tim Cooney in the 3rd round of the 2012 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2012.

June 8, 2012 (Standings)

Released Scott Linebrink.

June 9, 2012 (Standings)

Selected John Gaub off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

June 23, 2012 (Standings)

Released Aaron Bates.

July 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Brian Fuentes as a free agent.

July 21, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brian Broderick.

July 27, 2012 (Standings)

C.J. Fick selected by the Houston Astros off waivers.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Zack Cox (minors) to the Miami Marlins. Received Edward Mujica.

August 9, 2012 (Standings)

Sent Tyler Greene to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

August 10, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Lance Zawadzki as a free agent.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Brock Peterson as a free agent.

August 17, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Matt Young as a free agent.

Released Mark Hamilton.

October 11, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jess Todd.

October 29, 2012

Lance Berkman granted Free Agency.

Brian Fuentes granted Free Agency.

Kyle Lohse granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Bryan Anderson granted Free Agency.

Cedric Hunter granted Free Agency.

Luis Montanez granted Free Agency.

Jamie Romak granted Free Agency.

Eugenio Velez granted Free Agency.

Matt Young granted Free Agency.

Lance Zawadzki granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2012

Signed Rob Johnson as a free agent.

November 14, 2012

Released Kyle McClellan.

November 17, 2012

Signed Justin Christian as a free agent.

November 20, 2012

Signed Jamie Romak as a free agent.

December 7, 2012

Signed Randy Choate as a free agent.

December 12, 2012

Traded Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jake Lemmerman (minors).

December 14, 2012

Signed Ty Wigginton as a free agent.

December 19, 2012

Signed J.R. Towles as a free agent.

January 28, 2013

Signed Ronny Cedeno as a free agent.

February 11, 2013

Signed Chad Huffman as a free agent.

March 19, 2013

Released Ronny Cedeno.

March 26, 2013

Signed Ruben Gotay as a free agent.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions