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>>Cardinals Agree To Extension With Westbrook

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a contract extension with pitcher Jake Westbrook.  It will keep the right-hander with the Redbirds through next season, with a mutual option for 2014.  Westbrook is 28-and-22 with a 4.01 ERA in 69 starts with St. Louis since being acquired from Cleveland at the trade deadline in 2010.  The 34-year-old is 12-and-9 with a 3.50 ERA this year.

>>Beltran Sits Out With Sore Hand

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran did not play in last night's game against Houston.  Manager Mike Matheny says he has been bothered by a sore left hand.  Beltran sat out Saturday's game against the Pirates, but played all 19 innings on Sunday.  Monday was an off day.

>>Ballpark Village Proposal Well Received

(Jefferson City, MO)  --  The Cardinals' Ballpark Village project next to Busch Stadium is another step closer to fruition.  According to the "Post-Dispatch," a proposal from city, team and development leaders was well received Tuesday by the Missouri state board, which is expected to vote next month.
>>Cubs Transfer Garza To 60-Day DL

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  The Chicago Cubs transferred pitcher Matt Garza to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, among a number of roster moves.  Garza, who posted a 5-and-7 record with a 3.91 earned run average in 18 starts this season, hasn't pitched since leaving his July 21st start with elbow soreness.  The Cubs also added pitcher Alex Hinshaw to the 25-man roster.  Hinshaw was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday.  In 31 relief appearances for the Padres this season, Hinshaw pitched to a 1-and-1 record with a 4.50 ERA.  To make room on the roster, Chicago optioned pitcher Jeff Beliveau and infielder Adrian Cardenas to Triple-A Iowa.

>>De Aza Lands On DL

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Alejandro De Aza on the 15-day disabled list with bruised left ribs.  The move is retroactive to August 18th.  De Aza is batting .281 with six home runs and 44 RBI over 111 games this season.  To fill the roster spot, the White Sox recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte.  Danks made his major league debut in June and hit .265 in 29 games before being optioned to Charlotte earlier this month.

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