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.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail McCutchen-Kershaw battle wraps up weekend The wait is over, Pittsburgh fans. Andrew McCutchen has officially rediscovered his MVP form.
Thumbnail Giants' Cueto goes for greatness vs. Phils A rare Madison Bumgarner misstep ended up costing the Giants last night’s contest vs. the Phillies. Can the hosts recover in time for this afternoon’s...
Thumbnail Cards task Garcia with saving series in Seattle While the Cardinals still have interleague action with which to contend in the week ahead, at least they’re on the verge of completing a disastrous...
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Angels Pick The Los Angeles Angels hope to avoid being swept at home by the Oakland Athletics when they meet today at 3:35PM ET.
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Rangers Pick Who will take the rubber match between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox when they meet up today at 3:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages