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Cardinals call up RHP Victor Marte

Monday - 5/27/2013, 2:00pm  ET

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis on Monday.

Marte was 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA and 10 saves in 20 games with Memphis. Marte, 32, appeared in 48 games last season with St. Louis, going 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He pitched for Kansas City in 2009-10 before being traded to St. Louis in 2011 and has a 6-2 record with a 7.09 ERA in 78 relief appearances in the majors.

The Cardinals optioned rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez, who had a 4.50 ERA in seven relief appearances, to Memphis of the Pacific Coast League.


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