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in the trade market http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-nelson-cruz-jersey , acquiring All-Star slugger Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Andy Young, Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly and a draft pick.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic broke the news.#DBacks getting Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a draft pick from #STLCards for Goldschmidt, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2018The Cardinals have missed the playoffs in each of the past three years now Carlos Ruiz Jersey , so the front office was ready to make a big move. They acquire a six-time All-Star who has a trio of Gold Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger on his resume.Goldschmidt had another productive season for the Diamondbacks, batting .290 with 33 home runs, 83 RBI and an OPS of .922. Goldschmidt also posted an impressive wins-above-replacement of 5.4.advertisingThe 31-year-old Goldschmidt will make $14.5 million in base salary this year, per Spotrac.com. Rosenthal added that the Cardinals hope to re-sign Goldschmidt to an extension as they try to make him comfortable with his new team. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAfter reaching the postseason in 2017, the Diamondbacks experienced a terrible second half meltdown and missed the playoffs in 2018. They finished with an 82-80 record - nine games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second wild card spot in the National League.The Diamondbacks are also shopping All-Star pitcher Zack Greinke. He was signed to a six-year contract worth $206.5 million in the 2015 offseason. He's 35 years of age and has three years left on his deal.advertisingWhat This MeansWith the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies set to rule the NL West for many years, the Diamondbacks appear to be in full-on rebuilding mode. Getting a trio of young assets from the Cardinals is a good start for the front office.As for the Cardinals, they have a new slugger to build around http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-randy-johnson-jersey , and there's good reason for optimism entering 2018. Goldschmidt joins a team led by other talents in Marcell Ozuna, Matt Carpenter and Jose Martinez. It's a huge win for the Cardinals, who are now set for a big run in 2019. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Vottowas placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right lower leg contusion, the team announcedFriday.Votto has been hobbled since taking a fastball from Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson to the knee on Aug. 4:The Reds star was clearly heated, wondering if it was retaliation for a Bryce Harper hit-by-pitch."My reaction kind of falls in line with [not knowing Madson's intent]," Votto said, via MLB.com's Kyle Melnick.Outfielder Aristides Aquino Jean Segura Jersey , the team's No. 16 overall prospect, has been called up from Double-A in a corresponding move.Votto is still one of the National League's most productive players at the plate as he exits what are typically a player's peak seasons at age 34. He topped 20 home runs for the eighth time in 2017 with 36 and also led the NL in on-base percentage for the second straight year.He is hitting .284 with nine home runs, 24 doubles, 55 RBI anda league-leading .422 on-base percentage. He has hit just .227 with one extra-base hit and three RBI in eight games since the incident, missing a pair of contests during that time.The Toronto native has also remained durable over recent years. He's played at least 158 regular-season games in four of the last five campaigns. The one exception came in 2014 when he was limited to 62 appearances due to a quadriceps issue.Cincinnati doesn't have a proven replacement for Votto. After having traded Adam Duvall at the non-waiver deadline, Jim Riggleman will have to figure out a solution. Dilson Herrera, Brandon Dixon http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-jay-buhner-jersey , Curt Casali and Tucker Barnhart could all see time at first.Ultimately, the Reds' batting order isn't anywhere near as potent without Votto in the middle, no matter how they try to replace him. That said, the focus now is making sure he's able to shake off any issues so they don't linger throughout the year.

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