Cardinals sign right-handed pitcher Guillermo Zuniga

Former Dodgers Minor Leaguer pitched previous two seasons with Double-A Tulsa

December 7th, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 6, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they signed free agent right-handed pitcher Guillermo Zuniga to a Major League contract for the 2023 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Zuniga, 24, previously split his six-year minor league career between the Atlanta Braves (2016-17) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2018-22) organizations, most recently at Double-A Tulsa in 2022 where he ranked among Texas League leaders in games (48, 2nd) and saves (11, T-3rd).   

The 6-foot-5, 230 lb. Colombia native was a combined 11-6 with a 4.10 ERA (90.0 IP) and 115 strikeouts over 73 relief appearances at Tulsa over the 2021-22 seasons. Over Zuniga’s career, the right-hander has appeared in 131 games (13 starts), recorded a 10.3 strikeout/9 IP ratio, and converted 20 saves. 

The addition of Zuniga brings the Cardinals 40-player roster to 38 players.