Cardinals Trade Rumors: St. Louis To Target 1B Adam Lind Before Deadline?

While the St. Louis Cardinals are in the market for pitching help prior to the MLB trade deadline on July 31st, they may also be looking to acquire a lefty power bat to balance out their lineup against righthanded pitching.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "the preference would be to land a lefthanded hitter, and there could be a first baseman or few available at the deadline like that. Milwaukee’s Adam Lind would be one who thumps righthanded pitching."

Despite a recent stretch of solid baseball, the Brewers sit in the cellar of the NL Central a full 18.5 games behind the Cards. They'll likely be sellers before the deadline, and Lind will be an intriguing trade option at a fraction of his $7.5 million salary for 2015 in addition to a meager $500,000 team buyout if the Cardinals decide not to retain him at an $8 million mark for 2016.

Lind is posting a healthy .289/.374/.507 slash for the Brewers this year with 15 home runs and 52 RBI.

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