Happy birthday to Scott Feldman. The tallest Jewish major leaguer to come out of Hawaii turns 34 today.
He was recently signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a $2.3 million contract and with bonuses he could earn as much as $5 mil. Here’s how the St. Louis Post Dispatch website views him, in context to how his presence might affect the Cardinals.
If things go according to plan, righthander Scott Feldman will claim the fourth spot in the rotation. The club gave the 33-year-old free agent a one-year deal after he went 7-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 40 appearances between the Astros and Blue Jays. Feldman has bounced back and forth between the bullpen and the rotation during his career. He started only five times in 2016. Four of those starts came before May. And all five occurred before Houston traded him to Toronto, where he got shelled, posting a 8.40 ERA in 14 appearances. Feldman has faced the Cardinals six times in his career, five of which came as a Rangers reliever in the 2011 World Series. He has an 8.71 ERA against St. Louis.
Here’s wishing him good health and good luck on the playing field.
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