Courtesy: St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have added right-handed pitchers Michael Blazek, Keith Butler , Eric Fornataro and lefthander Kevin Siegrist to the clubs 40-man Major League roster. All four players were purchased from Springfield (AA).
Blazek, 23, the Cardinals 35th round selection in the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft (1,068th overall), fanned 83 batters in 80.0 innings pitched for Texas League Champion Springfield (AA) this season. In 40 games (7 starts), Blazek was 5-8 with a 4.16 ERA for the Cardinals in 2012 and he ranked among TL leaders with 8 Holds.
Butler, 23, was the Cardinals 24th round selection in the June 2009 First-Year Player Draft (729th overall) out of Wabash Valley (Ill.) College. Butler led the Springfield Cardinals with 25 saves, finishing 2nd in the Texas League, and he was 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 53 appearances all in relief.
Fornataro, 24, was a 6th round (185th overall) selection by the Card...