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Blue Jays trade RHP Hentgen to Cardinals in five-player deal

Updated: November 11, 1999, 3:57 PM ET

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Another subpar season and a $6 million salary today resulted in a ticket out of Toronto for former Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen.

The Blue Jays shipped Hentgen and reliever Paul Spoljaric to the St. Louis Cardinals for the relatively modest price of lefthander Lance Painter, catcher Alberto Castillo and minor league pitcher Matt DeWitt.

Last season, Hentgen was 11-12 with a 4.79 ERA in 34 starts. He threw just one complete game and came up an inning short ...

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