Marlins purchase veteran Mabry

Updated: April 9, 2001, 2:05 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS – John Mabry, who led the St. Louis Cardinals with six home runs in spring training, was traded to the Florida Marlins on Monday for cash.


Mabry was dealt to make room on the roster for outfielder Bobby Bonilla, who was activated from the disabled list before the Cardinals' home opener Monday. Bonilla, who had been sidelined with a hamstring injury, started in right field.

"Mabry was pinched because we're going with 12 pitchers," manager Tony La Russa ...

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