CHICAGO -- The Oakland Athletics felt enough of Brian Fuentes that they decided they'd rather pay him the remaining portion of his 5 million salary to pitch for someone else.
And the Cardinals hope to take full advantage of it.
Looking to repair a struggling bullpen, the Cardinals took a chance on the veteran left-hander and added him to the big league roster on Wednesday following three appearances in the minor leagues.
He made his Cardinals debut Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. And on a day where the ball was seemingly flying out of the friendly confines, Fuentes recorded a quick 1-2-3 seventh inning that featured a pair of strikeouts and a pop up.
"It felt good," Fuentes said. "It's been a long time since I've been in a major league game so it was good to get back out there and get my feet wet.
"I'm happy when they don't score. Really, at this point in my career, I understand that some days you have it and some days you don't. I was happy I had no walks and that they didn...