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Rincon Sparks Cardinals-Minatitlán Agreement

Rincon Sparks Cardinals-Minatitlán Agreement

Before his release, reliever Ricardo Rincon helped inspire a new working relationship between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Minatitlán Petroleros of the Mexican League. Cardinals executives Jeff Luhnow and John Mozeliak offer their perspectives on the new deal and the players reassigned, Amaury Cazana Marti and Chris Russ.

After two surgeries but only 3 1/3 innings of regular-season pitching in over a year, Ricardo Rincon was unceremoniously given his unconditional release by the St. Louis Cardinals last week, his limited time spent on the field considered a rare misstep by the Walt Jocketty regime. But, we rearview-mirror critics of Rincon's failed two-year, $2.9 million contract may have been a bit too harsh...

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