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Cardinals Add Velez, Swindle on Minors Deals

One of Velez' 37 hitless at-bats in Dodger blue

The St. Louis Cardinals added Triple-A filler in a pair of minor league veterans with MLB experience.

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed two players to minor league contracts for 2012, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They are infielder/outfielder Eugenio Velez and left-handed pitcher R.J. Swindle. Velez Velez is a 29-year-old Dominican who first came up with the 2007 San Francisco Giants after moving to that organization from Toronto in the minor league phase of the 2005 Rule 5 Draft. He...

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