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News: Brian Fuentes Promoted

The Cardinals have announced that LHP Brian Fuentes will be promoted to the Major League bullpen in time for Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who just a made a move of their own.  To make room for Fuentes,  reliever Victor Marte has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis, and minor league reliever Chuckie Fick was designated for assignment so Fuentes could be placed on the 40-man roster.

Fuentes, 36, was released by the Oakland A’s on July 11 after posting a 6.84 ERA in 26 games. The 12-year veteran has 204 career saves and a 3.58 ERA in 644 games.

More details to follow.