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According to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com, the Cubs are likely to trade Matt Garza this week and, while Texas, Toronto and Cleveland are all involved, the Cardinals are considered a darkhorse. Per Kaplan's "significant industry source": "The Cardinals saved a ton of money walking away from the Pujols negotiations and now they are having the last laugh as...

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Chris Carpenter proves he's improving physically during rehab start

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Zach Petrick promoted to Double-A Springfield

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