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Cardinals Void Wagner Mateo Contract

Wagner Mateo's smile is likely gone

Record $3.1 million deal for 16-year-old Dominican outfielder terminated due to pre-existing eye condition.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have terminated the contract of Dominican Republic outfielder Wagner Mateo. Amid great fanfare, they announced a deal that included a team-record $3.1 million bonus on July 2, the first day the 16-year-old was eligible to be signed. Mateo's Cardinals contract was contingent on a physical examination held in St. Louis in late July...

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