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News: Kyle McClellan Released

Kyle McClellan has been released by the Cardinals, according to several sources. The Cardinals 25th pick of the 2002 First-Player draft, McClellan was restricted to just 16 appearances in 2012 because of several arm injuries that kept him on the disabled list throughout various points of the season.

McClellan made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 2008 and has been a constant on this team ever since. Though he was inconsistent to say the least over the past couple seasons, I wish him the best and hope that he will find success elsewhere.

From Jenifer Langosch’s article: “Any time you come off an injury, you know it’s never a good situation and especially when you’re at the point where I am with being arbitration eligible,” said McClellan, who had braced for this possibility. “You understand that. And then you also look at the young arms they have coming up and the exciting potential they have, and you see there might not be a place for you.”
The Cardinals also now have five remaining arbitration-eligible players to settle contracts with this winter: Jason Motte, Edward Mujica, David Freese, Mitchell Boggs and Marc Rzepczynski. More to come on what I think the Cardinals should do with these guys.
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