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Cards trade Rasmus to bolster pitching

Updated: July 27, 2011, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a pitching shortage Wednesday that dates to spring training, acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson in a three-team trade that cost them starting center fielder Colby Rasmus.

The Cardinals sent Rasmus and two relievers to Toronto, sacrificing a starting outfielder to get more pitching for the second straight year near the trade deadline. Last July, the Cardinals dealt right fielder Ryan Ludwick to San Diego in a three-team deal that brought them ...

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