|Aug. 14 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 CST12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have placed relief pitcher Brian Fuentes on the restricted list after the left-hander told the team he needed time off due to personal reasons.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Fuentes signed as a minor league free agent last month and has appeared in six games, totaling five innings. The four-time All-Star closer had been released by Oakland.
|July 25 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 CST12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Ten days after signing Fuentes to a minor league contract, the St. Louis Cardinals have added him to the major league roster. The Cardinals purchased the contract of the 36-year-old Fuentes from Double-A Springfield in time for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.
Analysis: Fuentes is a four-time All-Star with 224 career saves to lead active left-handers. He led the majors with 48 saves in 2009 with the Angels. The Cardinals had also been in the bidding for Fuentes before the '09 season.
|July 4 11:28 PM PT12:28 AM MT1:28 AM CT2:28 AM ET2:28 ET6:28 GMT14:28 CST11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST1:58 AM VEN10:28 UAE1:28 AM CT-The Athletics designated Fuentes for assignment Tuesday.
Analysis: Fuentes went 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings, including recording his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth left-hander in major league history to reach the mark. He went 0-2 with a save, two blown saves, a 19.50 ERA and .452 opponents' average over his final seven outings. The 36-year-old has 204 career saves in 12 seasons.