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Cardinals recall Martinez from Triple-A

Thursday - 7/11/2013, 7:50pm  ET

CHICAGO (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-hander Michael Blazek to their top minor league team.

The moves were announced on Thursday.

A 21-year-old right-hander, Martinez made seven relief appearances for the Cardinals in May and was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA. He's been starting in the minors but is expected to work out of the bullpen.

Blazek made four appearances, allowing three runs over three innings, and did not figure in a decision.

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