LOS ANGELES (AP) -The St. Louis Cardinals claimed reliever Todd Wellemeyer off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, and plan to add him to their roster this weekend.
Wellemeyer, a 28-year-old right-hander, was 0-1 with a 10.34 ERA in 12 games for the Royals this season, allowing 25 hits in 15 2-3 innings. He has a career record of 6-8 with a 5.65 ERA.
``We've always liked his arm. We've always thought he was someone we'd be interested in acquiring,'' Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said before Tuesday night's game at Los Angeles. ``We'll just put him out there, break him in, see what we've got.''
The Cardinals have an opening in their bullpen because right-hander Brad Thompson has moved into the starting rotation.
``He's pitched well twice,'' La Russa said of Thompson, who allowed three runs in a career-high 6 2-3 innings in an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night.
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