Cardinals sign left-handed reliever

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are adding a third left-handed reliever to the bullpen competition for next season, signing Royce Ring to a one-year contract.

The Cardinals announced the addition Monday.

The 28-year-old Ring was 2-1 with an 8.46 ERA in 42 games with the Braves last season after making the opening day roster for the first time in his career. Ring faded after going 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA through June.

Earlier, the Cardinals signed Trever Miller to a free agent deal and claimed Charlie Manning off waivers in hopes of upgrading a problem area last season.

-- AP

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