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Matias completes Cardinals deal

The Cardinals have completed their $1.5-million deal with Dominican Pitcher Carlos Matias, according to ESPN Deportes.

Matias, who apparently now goes by Carlos Martinez, pitched in the dominican summer league least season and put up some pretty spectacular numbers. The six-foot-tall, 18 year old righty pitched 59 innings and gave up only 28 hits. He struck out 78 and walked 14 while putting together a 3-2 record with an 0.76 ERA.

He struck out just shy of 12 hitters for every nine innings pitched and struck out more than 5 1/2 times more batters than he walked.