Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have purchased four-time All-Star reliever Brian Fuentes from Springfield (AA) and have optioned pitcher Victor Marte to Memphis (AAA). To make room for Fuentes addition to the clubs 40-man Major League roster, the Cardinals have designated pitcher Chuckie Fick for assignment.
Fuentes, 36, worked a scoreless 7th inning last night for Springfield, striking out two. He also appeared in two games this month during an injury rehabilitation assignment with the Cardinals Gulf Coast League affiliate following his signing to a minor league deal on July 15.
Fuentes, the Colorado Rockies all-time saves leader (115), is one of just six left-handed pitchers in Major league history to have recorded 200 or more saves, joining John Franco (494), Billy Wagner (422), Randy Myers (347), Dave Righetti (252) and Sparky Lyle (222). His 204 career saves lead all active lefties.
Fuentes led the majors with 48 saves ...