The Cardinals traded Richie Palacios to the Rays for Andrew Kittredge.
Source confirms: Cardinals working to acquire RHP Andre Kittredge from Rays for OF Richie Palacios. Kittredge returned from Tommy John surgery in August and held opponents to a .683 OPS in 14 outings. Palacios had an .823 OPS in 102 PAs after 8/18 promotion. On it: @JoelSherman1— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 5, 2024
Kittredge has been a solid reliever but very injured the past two years and 33 years old. Seems like he's still of more value than the cash considerations the Guardians got when they traded Palacios but the Guardians were constrained by a perpetual roster crunch, also.
Michael Brantley has retired. One of the greatest players-to-be-named-later of all-time who put up 20 fWAR in parts of 10 years in Cleveland, he will always be celebrated here.
The Wander Franco crime continues to get more awful and it was a terrible look to see Junior Caminero post support for Franco on his Instagram.
Perhaps maturity issues may have played a part in his trade from Cleveland? Hopefully someone sits Caminero down and explains how terrible this situation is.