Struggling Twins starter Happ to Cardinals for reliever Gant

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ and cash from the Minnesota Twins for right-handed pitcher John Gant and a minor-leaguer. The deal was finalized before the trade deadline. The 38-year-old Happ is in his 15th major league season and his first with the Twins after signing for $8 million this year. Happ has an 8.74 ERA over his last 14 starts after beginning the season strong. The Cardinals will be his eighth major league team. He followed right-hander José Berríos out of Minnesota’s rotation, after the Twins traded him to Toronto.

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