The Cardinals have cut Royce Ring, officially declaring the signing of the former Atlanta reliever a $475,000 mistake.
Ring had an 11.12 ERA in 5 2/3 spring innings for the Cardinals. He gave up 10 hits in that short span and was pummeled with three home runs, or more than one for every two innings he pitched.
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It's another example of it being financially irresponsible by opting for quantity over quality. If the team would have signed a Dennys Reyes quality reliever in the first place instead of a Ring, Charlie Manning and Ian Ostland, they could have saved themselves more than a million dollars.