St. Louis Cardinals' Brendan Ryan (13) bats against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game, Sunday Sept. 12, 2010, in Atlanta. St. Louis won 7-3. (AP Photo/John Amis) By John Amis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have traded infielder Brendan Ryan to the Seattle Mariners for hard-throwing right-hander Maikel Cleto.
Ryan hit .223 and had 11 steals in just short of 500 plate appearances for St. Louis last season.
The Cardinals get a 21-year old pitcher who can touch 100 mph. He spent last season in the California League. He had a 6.16 ERA in 23 appearances, all but two of which were starts. Cleto also pitched in the Arizona Fall League.
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