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

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Aug 16, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Tom Gorzelanny against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

5. Tom Gorzelanny

If southpaw specialists hold a modern reputation as journey men, then Gorzelanny is certainly one of the  catalysts of this trend. Aside from his first five seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates that he mainly spent as a starting pitcher, Gorzelanny has suited up for four teams in the last six seasons.

While the 33 year-old has experienced mixed results as a left-handed specialist recently, the Cardinals are aware of his skill set from the eight seasons he has spent with three in-division teams. This familiarity could help St. Louis realize strengths around Gorzelanny’s fast approach, thus providing a strong support system to make mechanical adjustments.

Reasonabale contract: 1 year, $1.5 million

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