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Venezuelan Lefty Linares Joins Cards Minors

Venezuelan Lefty Linares Joins Cards Minors

The St. Louis Cardinals added left-hander Kristhiam Linares and assigned him to minor league camp.

Looking to add depth from the left side, the St. Louis Cardinals have added pitcher Kristhiam Linares on a minor league contract for 2009. He is currently competing at the Cards' minor league spring training camp. The 22-year-old Venezuelan was first signed by the Florida Marlins in June, 2004 at the age of 18. In 2004 through 2006, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder performed in the Venezuelan Summer...

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