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Cardinals Move to Shore Up Minor League Pens

Swagerty began his 1st pro season in QC rotation

In addition to trying to improve results, keeping inning counts under control is a factor as two prominent starters in the St. Louis Cardinals system become relievers.

The St. Louis Cardinals' second-round draft pick in 2010, former Arizona State University pitcher Jordan Swagerty, knows about relief as he was a very successful closer for the Sun Devils. While he was a reliever in his professional debut, a brief Arizona Fall League stint last October, the Cardinals made the 21-year-old right-hander a starter in 2011. Swagerty After five starts with Quad...

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