The Cardinals have designated right-hander Victor Marte for assignment, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. Marte was moved to create 40-man roster space for Joey Butler, who the Cards claimed off waivers from the Rangers earlier today.
Marte, 32, pitched just three innings for St. Louis this season and has a 4.98 ERA, 2.24 K/BB and 7.9 K/9 over 43 1/3 relief innings in 2012-13. Marte is one of three players currently in DFA limbo, along with the Padres' Chris Robinson and the Indians' Clay Rapada. You can keep track of all players designated for assignment on MLBTR's DFA Tracker.