Cardinals call up Brian Fuentes

Updated: July 25, 2012, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Ten days after signing lefty Brian Fuentes to a minor league contract, the St. Louis Cardinals plugged him into the major league roster.

The Cardinals purchased the contract of the 36-year-old Fuentes from Double-A Springfield in time for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.

Fuentes is a four-time All-Star with 224 career saves to lead active left-handers. He led the majors with 48 saves in 2009 with the Angels and had six seasons with 20 or more saves.

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