Mike Myers got what he wanted, but it wasn’t how he envisioned it happening. The sidearm reliever was traded back to the Red Sox from the Cardinals yesterday for two prospects.
Myers, who pitched for Boston last year but didn’t appear in the playoffs, indicated his desire to stay with the Red Sox, but an agreeable deal couldn’t be worked out. This spring he pitched in 11 1/3 innings and had an ERA of 2.38, but St. Louis had too many lefties coming out of the bullpen.
In return the Cardinals get left-handed reliever Kevin Ool, who was taken in the 16th round by the Red Sox in 2003 out of Marist University. He pitched just 7 23’s innings for Class A Wilmington last season.
The Cardinals beat the Marlins 10-5 on Tuesday thanks to Mark Mulder and Albert Pujols. Mulder tossed six innings and allowed two runs off eight hits and he struck out four to earn his second win of the spring. Pujols went 3-for-3 with four RBI’s.