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Cardinals clear pair from virtual taxi squad

Melker starred in Springfield's 2012 post-season

Two unable to make the Cardinals top minor league clubs in spring training have been released.

When minor league spring training camp closed, the St. Louis Cardinals broke from recent tradition in handling their excess players. Rather than release those that did not make their Double-A and Triple-A clubs or place them on the phantom disabled list, the organization instead assigned a handful of these still-productive players to extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Fla. Rather than...

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