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November 20, 2007

Cardinals Sign Backstop Jason LaRue to One Year Deal

by @ 4:34 am. Filed under 2008 Cardinals

Yadier Molina now has his backup.  The Cardinals signed former Reds’ and Royals’ catcher Jason LaRue to a one year deal that really shores the Cardinals up at catcher.  In LaRue, you get a starter quality catcher who can fill in whenever Molina needs a spell or if there’s an injury.  LaRue consistently hit double digit homeruns as a starter for the Reds but the past couple of years, he’s been more of a backup.  The biggest concern is that LaRue’s worst season came last year with the Royals but hopefully with some better hitters around him he’ll flourish.

The Cardinals also signed a pair of pitchers to minor league deals.  Former prospect Dewon Brazleton and John Wasdin will both gets shots with the team this spring.

One Response to “Cardinals Sign Backstop Jason LaRue to One Year Deal”

  1. tom@cardianlsgm Says:

    LaRue is a backup but I feel a good one to have around.

    Could you please add my blog to your Cardinal sites? Thanks.

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