Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 7/15/13
According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals will spend some time over the All Star break assessing what to do with Carlos Martinez.  After optioning Martinez down to AAA on May 27th to stretch him out as a starter, the Cardinals recalled him on July 11th to give the team a fresh arm in the pen before the break.  However, what was originally considered a temporary assignment may now become a more permanent one. There are various factors that come into play here, the foremost being what makes the most sense, both for the team and for Martinez' development.  As GM John Mozeliak states: "We have to assess what makes the most sense. He’s electric. I definitely don’t want him to go backward in terms of how much he has built up (as a starter). As we look at the next two or three weeks is there enough usage to justify keeping him here?” In addition, Mike Matheny sums up the difficult decision like this:  “We do really like what he brings as a starter. For his development, it’s be...
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