Posted May 14, 2012 on stlcardinals.scout.com
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The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis and released struggling lefty J.C. Romero. The 23-year-old Sanchez was 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA in 14 appearances in the minors but did not allow a run in his last five outings. He didn't give up any runs in seven spring training games, with 14 strikeouts in eight innings. The 34-year...

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Fluky first inning costs Wainwright

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Berkman activated off DL, in lineup

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Cardinals place Jay on DL with shoulder injury

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Cardinals release LHP J.C. Romero

According to the Cardinals' official Twitter account, they have unconditionally released left handed pitcher J.C. Romero. Right handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez has been re-activated and will be with the team tonight. Romero, 35, went 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA, 3.4 HR/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 5.6 SO/9 in 8.0 innings with the Cardinals this season. He has a career record of 34-28 with a 4.15...

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Braves get payback with three-game sweep

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