Winter Meetings Daily: Jarrod Dyson an option for Cardinals?

Jarrod Dyson's 30 stolen bases in 2016 tied for second in the American League. AP Photo

In their search for a center fielder, could the St. Louis Cardinals turn to the Kansas City Royals regarding Jarrod Dyson? The Cards are interested in the speedster, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

ESPN's Mark Saxon weighs in.

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Saxon's take: Last season, 90 percent of Dyson's plate appearances came against right-handed pitchers. If the Cardinals platoon Dyson with Tommy Pham in center field and move Randal Grichuk to left, they would still have a more dynamic fielding unit than they had in 2016, when Brandon Moss and Matt Holliday often were playing the outfield.

Here's how Mozeliak characterized the team's thinking on a platoon: "That is definitely part of our thinking or potential thinking. It's not necessarily what our goal is." It sounds like Dyson is more of a fallback.