Cardinals void Mateo's contract

Updated: September 22, 2009, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals voided the contract of a 16-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic after he failed a physical.

Wagner Mateo signed a deal with the Cardinals on July 2 that included a $3.1 million signing bonus. But the contract was contingent on Mateo's physical exam and general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that his physical revealed two injuries that led to the decision to terminate the contract. Mozeliak would not specify what the injuries were, but he ...

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