The right-handed pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon was designated for assignment. The sprinter was 1-1 with a 6.21 ERA in 24 appearances this season with Los Enrachados. St. Louis Cardinals.
He started the season in the Cardinals ‘rotation and began on April 5 and 11, but has since seen his role diminish on the pitching staff and only appeared in four of the Redbirds’ games through September 18.
In his last appearance on September 14 against the New York Mets, Ponce de León walked three batters in a third inning and was later seen arguing with the Puerto Rican catcher. Yadier Molina in the dugout. Cardinals manager Mike ShildtHe said about breaking the bad news to Ponce de León:
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It was a difficult conversation, but he handled it like a pro. We had a positive relationship. We shook hands, we gave him a big hug and we wish him the best. “
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