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BRIAN FUENTES RUMORS

From Restricted List to Retirement, Brian Fuentes is Done

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'...
Via MLB Injury News
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Reliever Fuentes retires after 12-year career

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. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Fuentes on restricted list

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have placed left-handed pitcher Brian Fuentes on the restricted list after Fuentes informed the team that he needed to step away from the game due to personal reasons. The Cardinals have recalled right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal from Memphis (AAA) and he will be in uniform for tonights series opener against Arizona. Rosenthal...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fuentes ready to boost Cardinals bullpen

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals call up lefty Brian Fuentes

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals add Fuentes to big league roster

Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have purchased four-time All-Star reliever Brian Fuentes from Springfield (AA) and have optioned pitcher Victor Marte to Memphis (AAA). To make room for Fuentes addition to the clubs 40-man Major League roster, the Cardinals have designated pitcher Chuckie Fick for assignment. Fuentes, 36, worked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Fuentes to Minor League deal

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent reliever Brian Fuentes to a Minor League deal on Saturday. His addition gives the team another left-handed option. Fuentes, 36, was released by the A's earlier this month. He allowed just six earned runs in his first 19 innings, but he yielded 13 runs over a six-inning stretch in his final seven appearances. Fuentes will report...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign reliever Brian Fuentes

The Cardinals have signed free-agent left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes to a minor league contract. The 36-year-old Fuentes was designated for assignment and later released by the Oakland A's on Thursday after posting a 6.84 ERA in 26 games. He had five saves, including his 200th career save on May 2, and three blown saves. Fuentes has been of interest to the Cardinals for...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Isn't Brian Fuentes In Dodger Blue?

The Dodgers have been very vocal about their search for a left-handed reliever this summer. So I am wondering why did I saw a tweet by Dylan Hernandez that the Dodgers aren't interested in Brian Fuentes. No, not a trade, that I could understand. Fuentes is a free agent after being released by the Oakland A's earlier today. Here's the kicker, Fuentes would only have...
Via Dodgers Rumors
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Oakland A's release LHP Brian Fuentes

The Oakland Athletics have released left-hander Brian Fuentes. The move announced Wednesday comes a little more than a week after the team designated Fuentes for assignment. The reliever finished 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings this season, including recording his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth left-hander in major league history...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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