St. Louis Cardinals: Five Free-Agent southpaws to consider

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Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist (46) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning of game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals may need to go to the market to secure a new left-handed reliever. Who should they target?

When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Randy Choate to a three-year, $7.5 million contract in the 2012 offseason, the team’s primary goal was to use him in specialized lefty-on-lefty roles. But unless the 40 year-old re-signs with the Cardinals, someone else will be taking on his role in 2016. 

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Finding another left-handed pitcher could benefit the Cardinals’ bullpen, considering that Kevin Siegrist finished with more appearances than any other relief pitcher last season. In order to maintain a balanced core of relief pitchers, the Cardinals could inquire on adding from one of many interesting southpaws currently on the free agent market.