Cardinals Reach Deal with LHP Rhodes


August 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have bolstered their bullpen for the stretch run by coming to terms with veteran left-hander Arthur Rhodes.  The 41-year-old Rhodes is scheduled to join the Cardinals on Friday prior to the start of three-game series against visiting Colorado. The Cardinals will make a roster move to add Rhodes after
reaching a deal with him Thursday.  Rhodes was released by Texas this week. He went 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA in 32 games for the Rangers. He held left-handed hitters to a
.216 average in 37-at bats.