Ten days after signing lefty Brian Fuentes to a minor league contract, the St. Louis Cardinals have added him to the major league roster.
The Cardinals purchased the contract of the 36-year-old Fuentes from Double-A Springfield in time for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.
Fuentes has 224 career saves to lead active left-handers. He led the majors with 48 saves in 2009 with the Angels. He was 2-2 with a 6.84 ERA and five saves in 26 appearances for Oakland before being released on July 11.
Struggling right-hander Victor Marte was optioned to Triple-A Memphis and right-hander Chuckie Fick was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40--man roster. Fuentes will be the third left-hander in the bullpen.