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Cardinals void Mateo's deal

The Cardinals have voided the contract of 16-year-old slugger Wagner Mateo, according to News-Democrat sportswriter Dave Wilhelm.

Mateo, whom the Cardinals signed to a $3.1-million contract over the summer with the Birds having to outbid several other teams, apparently has a serious eye condition that is thought to be career threatening.

The deal was the second-largest contract ever given to a Latin American prospect.