Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve becomes emotional moments after learning of his trade to the St. Louis Cardinals.
No, it wasn’t quite Wilmer Flores crying while playing shortstop, but Chasen Shreve found himself overcome with emotions nevertheless.
The lefty reliever fought and held back tears while speaking to reporters after learning that he’d been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
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Shreve, 28, has been excellent as of late. Not only has he appropriately worked his lefty role to perfection, but he’s managed to save the New York Yankees day when Aroldis Chapman couldn’t quite finish a Subway Series game out a week ago.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Las Vegas, Nevada product has spent the last four seasons in New York posting a 3.92 ERA with a record of 14-6 and two saves.
Shreve, along with right-hander Giovanny Gallegos head to St. Louis in exchange for first baseman Luke Voit and international bonus pool money.
The Cards will be the third professional team for Shreve who was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round back in 2010.