MLB: Who would the Cardinals BD be if there is a universal DH?

In other potential areas for improvement, the main office of the St. Louis Cardinals could seek offensive help externally if the designated hitter makes it to the NL in the next collective bargaining agreement.

As things are currently, Juan Yépez and Lars Nootbaar could be the game-time favorites of designated hitters among insider options, at least until the top prospect Nolan gorman get ready for the daily MLB race:

Nelson Cruz is the best free agent available at bat alone, but St. Louis could address the position by adding a leading utility hitter capable of rotating through designated hitter and other positions on the diamond. Speculatively speaking, old friend Brad Miller, or another player of his type, could be a viable target.

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An offensive-minded utility man could take on a good chunk of at-bats early in the season while still remaining flexible enough to contribute in other ways if Gorman, Nootbaar or Yepez prove worthy of the daily playing time.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Who would the Cardinals BD be if there is a universal DH?