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Cardinals short-season minors news: 06/22/12

Sam Tuivailala

A position change, rehabbers, new signee, a release, a draftee update, a transfer and other happenings in the lower levels of the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. Farm director John Vuch explains one major decision.

After just one game in the field for the Johnson City Cardinals, Sam Tuivailala was told on Thursday that he was being moved to the mound. The 19-year-old also noted on Twitter that he has already thrown his first bullpen session. Taken in the third round of the 2010 draft from a California high school, the right-handed hitter was moved from shortstop in 2010 to third base last season. He hasn't...

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