Cards claim Barden

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals claimed minor league third baseman Brian Barden off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday and optioned him to Class AAA Memphis.

The 26-year-old Barden was on the Diamondbacks' opening-day roster for the first time in his career. He was 1-for-12 in eight games before being optioned to Class AAA Tucson in May. The Diamondbacks designated him for assignment Aug. 3.

Barden hit .269 with two homers and 29 RBIs in 83 games at Tucson.

-- The Associated Press

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