The Cardinals and Indians completed a trade today, sending lefty reliever Mark Rzepczynski to the Indians in exchange for IF Juan Herrera. The move will help add some depth to an Indians team that has lacked a good lefty specialist out of the pen.
Rzepczynski has a career 4.20 ERA out of the pen, in 244 career innings pitched. He has only allowed 29% of inherited runners to score. He's pitched in 11 games, and has a 7.84 ERA (9 ER in 10.1 IP).
Rzepczynski has been the only St. Louis Cardinal that drew significant interest in this year's trade deadline, because the Cards are going to be contending throughout the rest of the season. He's a piece that would improve any bullpen that is in need of a lefty. That's what happened here in his trade to the Indians.