The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired 6x All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks will receive catcher Carson Kelly, starting pitcher Luke Weaver, infielder Andy Young, and the club’s Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 Draft.
The #STLCards have acquired six-time NL All-Star 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for C Carson Kelly, RHP Luke Weaver, INF Andy Young and the club's Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. #TimeToFly pic.twitter.com/65SThIrDli
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) December 5, 2018
Goldschmidt, age 31, is a two-time MVP runner-up who’s averaged 31 homers and 105 RBIs per 162 games throughout his career.
A list of accomplishments throughout his young career from Wikipedia:
- 6× All-Star (2013–2018)
- 3× Gold Glove Award (2013, 2015, 2017)
- 4× Silver Slugger Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- NL Hank Aaron Award (2013)
- NL home run leader (2013)
- NL RBI leader (2013)
- Gold Medal in World Baseball Classic (2017)
Goldschmidt has earned $31,491,000 in MLB contracts with the Diamondbacks in eight seasons. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2020.