Chooch To Begin Rehab Tomorrow

According to reports, catcher Carlos Ruiz will be on his way to High-A Clearwater to begin a rehab assignment. Chooch has been sidelined since June 26 with a concussion and was hitting .257/.363/.357 with two homers before the injury.

Analysis: If Ruiz’s rehab goes well, he could become a hot name in the catching market. While the Cardinals have recently acquired a stopgap catcher to fill in for Yadier Molina, a few other contenders have played through their seasons with injured starting catchers, like the Braves, Marlins, and Orioles. While intra-division trades are unlikely, Chooch could be a hot name in a thin catching market at the deadline with just one year, $8.5 million left on his contract for 2015 and a reasonable $4.5 million team option for 2016. 



  1. Hogey's Role

    July 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    At least see what we could get for him, the marlins have a lot of good young talent..

    I read the other day that marcel ozuna could be available given the marlins surplus of outfield talent, I wonder what it would take to land him?

  2. Hogey's Role

    July 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Just read that the dodgers are looking into papelbon…

    Who would we have to package with him to land joc pederson?? Or maybe Matt kemp??

  3. Keith

    July 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    WTH? Everyone on here complains about older or injured players, and you’re talking about acquiring Kemp. I guess I don’t understand the thought process there.

    • Hogey's Role

      July 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      He’s young and talented, yes he is coming off an injury but he’s showing signs of turning things around… I think that would be my thought process there..

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