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Cardinals cut ties with up-and-down right-hander Clement

Updated: August 2, 2008, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals conceded the Matt Clement signing was a failed gamble on Saturday, releasing a right-hander who has struggled to return from shoulder surgery in 2006.

Clement, 33, was pitching for the team's Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, going 1-0 with a 4.61 ERA in 12 games. He did not make a start, totaling 13 2/3 innings, and had allowed three home runs. The move leaves the Cardinals with an open spot on their 40-man roster.

"We just felt like he wasn't ...

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