Cardinals Designate Raul Valdes For Assignment

The Cardinals designated Raul Valdes for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Arthur Rhodes, according to B.J. Rains of (on Twitter). They optioned Tony Cruz to Triple-A Memphis to create room for Rhodes on the active roster.

Valdes appeared in seven big league games for St. Louis this year, mostly in July. The 33-year-old also has a 4.73 ERA with impressive rates of 9.5 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in 59 innings at Triple-A Memphis.

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