MLB Rumor Central: Cardinals floating Michael Wacha's name in trade talks

Michael Wacha struggled in 2016 after making the All-Star team in 2015. Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals have "floated" right-hander Michael Wacha's name in trade talks, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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Wacha was 7-7 with a 5.09 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 27 games last season, 24 of which were starts. The 25-year-old struck out 114 batters and allowed 45 walks in 138 innings.

Rosenthal writes that it's unlikley the Cardinals would get much in return for Wacha. In addition to his not-so-great numbers last season, Wacha has a history of injury to his pitching shoulder. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list in August with right shoulder inflammation, an injury that had similar symptoms as the stress reaction to his scapula in 2014. There were fears that the stress-reaction injury could present chronic problems.

An All-Star in 2015 and the MVP of the 2013 National League Championship Series, Wacha is eligible for arbitration this offseason.

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