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Fans worrying that maybe the St. Louis Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak may once again look at Brian Fuentes as a left-handed option out of the bullpen should be relieved. Fuentes does not want to play baseball anymore.
Fuentes, once a closer for the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has decided to retire.
"Ultimately, I was just having trouble with the time away from my family," Fuentes told the Merced Sun-Star.
Fuentes, who is 37 years old, appeared in just six games for the Cardinals in 2012 after Mozeliak signed him to a contract after he was released by the Oakland Athletics.
Fuentes pitched 12 seasons at the MLB level with several clubs. His breakout season came in 2005 with the Rockies when he saved 31 games while posting a 2.91 ERA.
In 2009, while pitching for the Angels, Fuentes led the American League with a career high 48 saves.
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As many St. Louis Cardinals fans already know, on Friday the club unveiled a new alternate uniform to be worn on home Saturdays in 2013, modeled here by pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.
The most visible change is the use of “St. Louis” in place of “Cardinals” on the jersey front, along with red piping on the jersey and matching pants. Both are an off-white color, reminiscent of...
Brian Fuentes has announced his retirement. The 37-year old relief pitcher was placed on the restricted list last August by the St. Louis Cardinals for personal reasons, and he has now decided to call it quits.
According to Sean Lynch of the Merced Sun-Star, Fuentes found himself less and less concerned with baseball and knew it was time to call it a career. Fuentes'...
Left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, a 12-year veteran who led the American League with 48 saves in 2009, announced his retirement. Fuentes, 37, told his hometown newspaper, the Merced Sun-Star, that the decision came down to spending more time with his family. "I think at one point I went like two months without seeing them," he said, according to the Sun-Star. "...
Left hander Brian Fuentes has decided to hang up the spikes for good and retire, Sean Lynch of the Merced Sun-Star reports. Fuentes cites family reasons as the main reason for retiring.
“Ultimately, I was just having trouble with the time away from my family,” Fuentes said. “I've been playing baseball for all of their lives, but I'd never been so far away as when...
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ST. LOUIS, MO The St. Louis Cardinals today unveiled new uniforms for the 2013 season, the first update to the teams wardrobe in more than a decade. For the first time in more than 80 years, the team will wear an alternate uniform on Saturdays that will feature St. Louis in place of Cardinals on the jersey.
We are excited about the new uniforms, said...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the classiest, most traditional uniforms in all of Major League Baseball.
The "Birds on the Bat" is nearly as recognizable as the pinstripes on the the New York Yankees uniform.
The two franchises, who are first and second in all-time World Series championships, have stayed away from the fad of creating alternate jerseys. Both have...
With it being the time of year to be thankful for things, St. Louis Cardinals fans should be thankful for their current ownership group. When you have an owner and President down in Miami, who just spit in the fans faces a couple of nights ago by trading pretty much all of their top players and their best beer vendor, Cardinals fans should simply rejoice at how lucky they truly...
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Anyone else get a little caught off guard with these new uniforms?
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You know that you're living in a baseball town when a full-blown news conference is called, replete with live coverage and no commercial interruption and multiple speakers... to show off an alternate jersey.
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The St Louis Cardinals and New York Mets have both jumped on the alternate jersey bandwagon for the 2013 season. The new Cardinals jersey will be worn for Saturday home games and is a tribute to the team's 1932 jersey. It features "St Louis" on the front of the jersey for the first time in over 80 years. Pretty slick, but it reminds me of the retro look that...
To be worn at home on Saturdays
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Lance Berkman may play in 2013. The 36-year-old met with Jim Crane last week and according to the new owner of the Houston Astros has “expressed some interest in maybe working a deal out.”
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