Source: Randy Choate to Cards
Choate had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 80 games this year, tying for the major league lead in pitching appearances. He held left-handed batters to a .158 average (16 for 101) and righties hit .325 against him (13 for 40).
A 12-year veteran, Choate has a 4.02 career ERA with five different teams.
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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