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Cardinals acquire RHP Joel Pineiro from Boston; Pitcher spent seven seasons with Seattle, winning 16 in 2003
07/31/2007 11:21 AM ET
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Pineiro and cash from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a Minor League player to be named later.

Pineiro, 28, was sent to Pawtucket (AAA) on July 25 where he had made two starts, the most recent on Sunday, July 29 at Columbus.

The 6-1, 200-pound Pineiro was signed by the Red Sox as a free agent in January after spending seven seasons (2000-06) with Seattle. He was 1-1 with a 5.03 ERA in 31 relief appearances for the Red Sox, but away from Fenway Park he posted a 3.60 ERA in 16 appearances (15.0 IP).

Pineiro, who was a 12th round Draft selection by the Mariners in 1997, made his Major League debut in 2000 at the age of 21. He has compiled a career mark of 59-56 with a 4.50 ERA in 216 games (148 starts). He enjoyed his best seasons for the Mariners in 2002 and 2003 when he went 14-7 and 16-11, respectively. His 16 wins in 2003 ranked eighth in the American League, as did his 3.24 ERA in 2002.

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