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Astros ink deal with former Cardinals affiliate

Former Cardinals minor league director Jeff Luhnow continues to retrace his Redbirds footsteps.

Luhnow, now the Astros general manager, has signed a minor league development agreement with the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits.

Quad Cities was previously a Cardinals minor league affiliate. But St. Louis opted recently to break its affliation with Quad Cities and return to being associated with the Peoria Chiefs in the Midwest League.

Astros players Tyler Greene and Brett Wallace, both former Cardinals, spent time at Quad Cities during their development.