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Cardinals trade Carpenter for Feliz

No not that Carpenter.

The Cardinals have traded Class A closer David Carpenter to the Astros for third baseman Pedro Feliz.

Feliz, who played the bulk of his career with the Giants before jumping to the Phillies to 2008 and the Astros in 2010, is hitting .221 with four homers and 21 RBIs.

Hooray! The season is saved!

Earlier today I passed on a report that the Cardinals were interested in another Houston third sacker, Geoff Blum. So the Feliz acquisition is a mild surprise.

Carpenter is a power pitcher who had 20 saves for Class A Palm Beach with a 2.36 ERA.