Released in September by the Boston Red Sox, Alex Claudio had a short season with the Los Angeles Angels.
Claudio pitched in 41 games with the Angels in 2021, going 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA, one save and two holds in 32.2 innings pitched. He had 30 strikeouts. He relies mostly on a sinker, a slider, a changeup and a four-seam fastball.
Claudio has been in the majors for six seasons with a career record of 16-10 in 352 games. He’s had 14 saves and 51 holds. He has a career strikeout total of 247. Claudio could be an excellent situational, later innings option that the Cardinals are familiar with after the left-hander spent two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.