Does deal mean Pujols at first?

Updated: November 21, 2003, 7:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tino Martinez hopes a move home can spark his slumping bat.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded the 35-year-old first baseman to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Friday on minor league pitcher Evan Rust and a player to be named.

"I did not come here to retire and play out the rest of my career," Martinez said at Tropicana Field. "I came here to be a productive player for these guys, and I look forward to having a big year and making an impact on the young players ...

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