Cardinals’ Rule 5 Draft

The Cardinals lost RHP Brian Broderick to the Washington Nationals in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft, and selected LHP Jean Mijares from the Minnesota Twins in the minor league portion.

Broderick, 24, led the Cardinals’ minor league system with 14 victories last season between A+ Palm Beach and AA Springfield. Overall he posted a 3.66 ERA with a 14-7 record in 26 starts. Though those stats are averaged down due to a poor start in Palm Beach, he was 11-2 with a 2.77 ERA at AA. He also had a 1.09 WHIP at AA. He was drafted in the 21st round by the Cardinals in 2007.

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