The Cardinals acquired righthanded pitcher Joel Pineiro and cash from the Boston Red Sox today in exchange for a minor league player to be named later.
Pineiro, 28, was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket by the Red Sox on July 25, and made two starts there, including Sunday.
After seven seasons and 148 starts with the Seattle Mariners, Pineiro signed with Boston in January as a free agent.
The Red Sox used him as a reliever, and Pineiro was 1-1 with a 5.03 earned-run average in 31 appearances.
Pineiro flourished with Seattle in 2002, when he went 14-7 with a 3.24 ERA, and in 2003, when he won 16 games.
Overall, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Pineiro has a 59-56 record in 216 games.
This one really depends on what the Cardinals had to give up for him. He seems like the kind of veteran that Duncan has had lots of success with, but we thought that about Wells als0. Not a difference maker, but probably better than some that we are running out there right now.