Brian Fuentes who was released earlier this week, is nearing a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Fuentes struggled with the A's while posting a 6.84 ERA, 1.8 HR/9, 3.6 BB/9 and 6.5 SO/9 in 25.0 innings this season. But that didn't stop teams from expressing interest in the left-hander as up to six teams had shown interest.
The Cardinals have lefty Mark Rzepczynski in their bullpen but he has not been has effective as last year as he currently sports a 5.52 ERA.
In his career, Fuentes has 204 saves and sports a career ERA of 3.58 while striking out 9.4 every nine innings over his career.
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