ST. LOUIS (AP) -The St. Louis Cardinals, adding a bat for the stretch drive, acquired power-hitting Russell Branyan from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday for a player to be named.
Branyan is a .229 hitter with 120 homers and 298 RBIs. He hit a career-high 24 homers with the Indians and Reds in 2002.
Branyan batted a combined .198 with nine homers and 24 RBIs this year for the Phillies and Padres. He was released by the Padres on July 28, signed with Cleveland on Aug. 7, then was traded to Philadelphia two days later.
Branyan played one game for Cleveland's Triple-A Buffalo affiliate before changing teams. He hit a pair of homers for the Phillies, including a two-run pinch-hit drive on Aug. 14 at Washington to win 3-2. He had a two-homer game against the Cardinals on May 11 at San Diego.
During his career, Branyan has played at third base, first base and outfield.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Are Sale's Sox now the favorite? The Boston Red Sox made a big splash this week when they acquired Cy Young contender Chris Sale from the...
Thumbnail Red Sox acquire Sale, WS odds improve Following the acquisition of Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox' World Series odds have improved greatly.
Thumbnail Will Cubs repeat as champs? The Chicago Cubs are a month into their championship reign. As the 2017 season approaches, are they favored to repeat?
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages