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Late Changes in the Cardinals Minors

Marti and Russ to Mexico

The St. Louis Cardinals have devised a creative way to ensure more of their minor league starting pitching prospects receive valuable playing time this season. In addition, Amaury Marti and Chris Russ are on the way to Mexico, three pitchers and a catcher have been released, Randy Roth is at a career crossroads and more!

Marti and Russ to Mexico Cuban émigré Amaury Marti had been penciled into the mix at Springfield, but instead will start the 2007 season on loan to the new Minatitlán Petroleros of the Mexican League. The 28/32-year-old put up a very nice .321/.345/.679 (BA/OBP/SLG) line in spring training with five home runs and 14 RBIs. However, he would have been stuck behind Reid Gorecki, Jon Jay and Colby...

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