The MLB.com beat writer for the Houston Astros, Brian McTaggart, is reporting the St. Louis Cardinals have lost bullpen rookie RHP Chuckie Fick:
Astros claimed right-handed pitcher Chuckie Fick off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 27, 2012
Fick, 26, made his major league debut with the Cardinals earlier this season and has appeared in two games, pitching 1 and 2/3 innings. He started the season in the Triple-A, where he had a 4.68 ERA and 5.09 FIP through 42 and 1/3 innings.
He was designated for assignment on Wednesday to open a 40-man roster spot for the recently-signed LHP Brian Fuentes, who was released by the Oakland Athletics earlier in the season.
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