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Spring Training Spotlight - Braden Looper

Last season Braden Looper recorded a career high nine wins, the most by a St. Louis Cardinals reliever since 1996. This season, the Cardinals will be expecting him to break that record, as he moves into the rotation in search of his first major league career start.

Signed by the Cardinals to a three-year-contract in December of 2005, Braden returned to St. Louis where he had began his professional career, as a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 1996 (third overall). Just two years later, in 1998 Looper made his Major League debut with the Redbirds, before being dealt to the Florida Marlins in the trade that brought shortstop Edgar Renteria to the...

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