Diamondback fans may not want to hear this, but, Goldy’s time in Arizona is over.
The D-backs announced Wednesday they traded Goldy to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Andrew Young and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick.
“This was an extremely difficult decision given how much Paul has meant to our team both on and off the field," said D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall in a news release. "He represents everything it means to be a D-back, and we are very thankful to him for all that he has done for our franchise and our fans. We wish him, Amy and their family nothing but the best in the years ahead.”
The first baseman was about to enter the final year of his contract owed $14.5 million for 2019.
As for Diamondback fans, you’ll have to wait until Sept. 23, 24 and 25 when the Cardinals come to Chase Field to say goodbye to Goldy.
Pitcher Luke Weaver was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA for the Cardinals in 2018.
Catcher Carson Kelly, 24, was ranked by Baseball Prospectus as a Top 7 catcher in 2017-18 at Triple-A and has been worth +22.1 runs defensively, third-most in Triple-A.