Memphis, Tenn. – Former Arkansas Razorback third baseman Zack Cox was traded from the Memphis Redbirds on Tuesday after two years in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system.
The Cardinals received relief pitcher Edward Mujica in exchange for the rights of Cox before the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Tuesday.
Cox spent the entire 2012 season at the AAA level for the Cardinals before being traded to Miami. Cox is set to report to AA Jacksonville Suns in the Southern League to begin his new career within the Marlins organization.
Cox batted .254 with 23 doubles, 9 home runs, 30 RBI, with a slugging percentage of .421 for the Redbirds in 2012.
Mujica comes to St. Louis to help fortify their bullpen for a pennant run. Mujica was 0-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 41 appearances with Miami in 2012.
The Marlins have been on a mission to drop payroll and begin building for future seasons after trading former third baseman Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cox being traded to Miami could only be best for his career. St. Louis is dug in at third base with World Series MVP David Freese.