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Cards filling short-term needs differently

Anthony Melchionda

Temporary minor league replacements are often being brought in from much lower levels in the St. Louis Cardinals system this season.

This season, we have seen a new approach to address an ongoing challenge in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. There has been a definite change in the coverage process when players are out due to injury for a short period of time. (Note: The basic minor league disabled list is just seven days.) In the past, the organization might affect teams at several levels of play downward based on...

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