- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

JUPITER, FLA. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals reassigned Chris Perez to the minor leagues following their 2-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday, clearing the way for Jason Motte to get the bulk of the work as their closer.

Perez, a first round pick in 2006, experienced arm trouble earlier this spring. He entered Monday’s game having made eight one-inning appearances and allowed only two earned runs.

Perez’s departure means Motte will get first crack at saving games, though La Russa will probably give opportunities to other relievers as well.

Marlins’ pitcher Andrew Miller had his best outing of the spring, allowing one run on four hits in six innings.

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