Cardinals release J.C. Romero

Updated: May 14, 2012, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are down to one left-hander in the bullpen after releasing J.C. Romero.

Manager Mike Matheny is OK with that.

In addition to Marc Rzepczynski, Matheny has a pair of righties, Kyle McClellan and Victor Marte, who have been successful in the past pitching to left-handed hitters.

"It's not just somebody that throws with the left hand, it's how they pitch to left-handed hitters," Matheny said before Monday night's game against the Cubs. "The ...

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