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Scott Linebrink secures spot in Cardinals’ bullpen

Mar 29, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

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Signed to a minor-league deal in mid-February, veteran right-hander Scott Linebrink will be in the Cardinals’ bullpen to begin the season after the team added him to the 40-man roster today.

Linebrink is 35 years old, but pitched decently last season for the Braves with a 3.64 ERA and 42/21 K/BB ratio in 54 innings.

He’s had an ERA between 3.57 and 4.66 in each of the past six seasons, striking out at least 7.0 batters per nine innings every year except 2007.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Those numbers are deceiving. When he was a Brave it was a death sentence whenever he came on to pitch in a tight spot. Seemed like he always blew the game.

    • paperlions - Mar 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      Pitched in 64 games, had 1 blown save and 4 losses. Yeah, he blew games every time out. You see, this is why looking at a record of events is better than relying on memory.

      • foreverchipper10 - Mar 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

        Crap, I made a boo-boo. I was thinking of Scott Proctor. That’s my bad. :(

  2. spudchukar - Mar 30, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Since the acquisition of Roy Oswalt has faded, perhaps the next best option for the Cards would be the hiring of Pinero, for security reasons. And Brandon Webb on a flier, makes some sense too.

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