Cards get INF Fermin from Guardians for cash

by Daryn Albert - The Guardians have traded minor league infielder Jose Fermin, 23, to the Cardinals for cash considerations.

Cardinals acquire infielder Jose Fermin from Guardians for cash 12:53 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals acquired minor league infielder Jose Fermin from the Cleveland Guardians for cash considerations Wednesday and added him to their 40-man roster. The Cardinals also reinstated pitchers Alex Reyes and Drew VerHagen from the injured list. The 23-year-old Fermin hit .215 with six homers and 31 RBI in 90 games for Triple-A Columbus. He originally signed with the Guardians as an international free agent in 2015 and has become a versatile defensive player, starting games at second base, third base and shortstop. The Cardinals have 38 players on their 40-man roster.