2010 FSL All-Star Among Two Cards Ps Released
Mark Diapoules
Mark Diapoules
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Posted Mar 19, 2011


Mark Diapoules, a Florida State League All-Star, and Houston Summers are now ex-St. Louis Cardinals farmhands.

The St. Louis Cardinals released two right-handed pitchers from their minor league spring training camp on Saturday morning, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They are Houston Summers, on the Quad Cities working roster, and Mark Diapoules, listed on the early Springfield squad.

Diapoules joined the organization in the 21st round of the 2006 draft from Palm Beach Community College in Florida. He began the 2010 season with A-Advanced Palm Beach, where he posted a 2.44 ERA in 14 appearances and earned a berth on the Florida State League All-Star team.

It didn’t go as well afterward for the 22-year-old, however. Diapoules struggled mightily in his Double-A introduction, yielding six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings over two starts after having been promoted on June 21. He was then returned to Palm Beach.

Diapoules allowed two runs in two innings in his spring debut on Wednesday. He finished his Cardinals career with a 17-12 record with a 4.22 ERA over 75 regular season games, including 45 starts.

Summers, 24, a knuckleball pitcher and former catcher, was signed by the Cardinals as a free agent in January 2010. With short-season Batavia last season, he went 2-1 with a 4.96 ERA. Summers fanned 20 but walked 26 in 32 2/3 innings. In spring training action, he allowed five baserunners in two innings on Friday as one scored.

Full and up-to-date spring camp rosters, both major and minor league versions, can be seen at The Cardinal Nation Blog.



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