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MLB trade rumors and news: Cardinals get Paul Goldschmidt in big deal with Diamondbacks

St. Louis acquires one of game’s best first basemen to boost lineup, infield

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• The Cardinals shook up the National League in a big way by acquiring Paul Goldschmidt, one of the game’s first basemen, from the Diamondbacks for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, infield prospect Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Round B pick in next year’s draft.

• While the Goldschmidt news got most of the attention, another former Diamondbacks player was on the move Wednesday, as infield/outfielder Chris Owings signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Royals.

• The Nationals made the biggest splash of this offseason to date (after last year, it feels nice to use that phrase unironically twice in a two-week period), signing former Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin to a six-year, $140 million contract on Tuesday. Corbin earns the biggest contract for a free-agent pitcher in terms of total dollars since the 2015-16 offseason, when David Price and Zack Greinke signed with the Red Sox and Diamondbacks, respectively.