Cardinals sign former Jay Tallet

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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent pitcher Brian Tallet to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Tallet spent the last five seasons with Toronto and finished the 2010 campaign with a 2-6 record in 34 games -- five starts -- and recorded a 6.40 earned run average, with 53 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings.

In eight major league season, the 6-foot-6 left-hander has a 16-23 record with a 4.65 ERA in 223 games -- 36 starts -- with Toronto and Cleveland.


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