By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
December 5, 2018
PHOENIX, Ariz. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State pitcher Luke Weaver was the centerpiece of the return for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Wednesday's blockbuster trade that sent power hitting first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The #STLCards have acquired six-time NL All-Star 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for C Carson Kelly, RHP Luke Weaver, INF Andy Young and the club's Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. #TimeToFly pic.twitter.com/65SThIrDli— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) December 5, 2018
Weaver went 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA last year with St. Louis, his third with the major league club and joins a pitching staff that combined to post a 3.72 ERA in 2018.
The DeLand native spent three years with FSU, from 2012-14 and dominated, going 16-6 with a 3.04 ERA, striking out 244 compared to walking just 63.