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Cardinals trade Oscar Mercado for two prospects from Indians

Oscar Mercado is heading from the Cardinals to the Indians in return for minor league outfielders Conner Capel and Jhon Torres.

Mercado is a great prospect in his own right, but the Cardinals have been shedding outfielders as of late.

In 100 games in Triple-A, Mercado has a .285 batting average, eight home runs and 42 RBIs. He has also added 31 stolen bases.

The Indians get some outfield depth, as well as a solid young player in Mercado.

St. Louis didn’t really buy or sell at the deadline like expected but rather did neither with their trades.

Capel is hitting .261 in Single-A as a left-handed hitting outfielder. He is just 21-years-old.

Torres is an 18-year-old outfielder who has played in the Rookie League this season. He’s batting .273 with four home runs and 16 RBIs in 27 appearances.


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