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Padres stockpiling former Cardinals hurlers

Apparently encouraged by the success of ex Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan in an emergency start a few days ago, the Padres have set about trying to corner the market on bargain bin former Cardinals hurlers.

The Friars have inked both Anthony Reyes AND Kip Wells to minor league contracts.

Reyes, once the greatest thing since sliced bread, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009 when he was with the Indians. He's 13-26 for his career with a 5.12 ERA including a 10-24 mark with a 3.38 ERA for St. Louis. His shining moment will always be game one of the 2006 World Series in which Reyes allowed two runs to the Tigers on four hits over eight innings.

Wells is 67-99 for his career with a 4.71 ERA including his 2007 season with St. Louis in which he was 7-17 with a 5.70 ERA. He also last appeared in the majors in 2009 and it was also in the state of Ohio. But it was with Cincinnati's former Cardinals collecting general manager Walt Jocketty not Cleveland.