PITTSBURGH •The Cardinals have traded lefty Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a minor-league infielder. Two sources, both with direct knowledge of the move, have confirmed the deal to The Post-Dispatch.
The Cardinals received shortstop Juan Herrera in exchange for the lefty reliever.
The Cardinals confirmed the deal after the Post-Dispatch's first report.
Rzepzynski will report to Cleveland.
Rzepczynski was optioned to Class AAA Memphis this morning in order to clear a spot on the roster for a fresh arm. The Cardinals made two moves this morning to add relievers -- optioning Rzepczynski and Fernando Salas to Class AAA Memphis.
Herrera, 20, has hit .275 in 39 games the Cleveland's affiliate in the short-season New York-Penn League. A native of the Dominican Republic, Herrera has hit 9 doubles with 11 RBI. He'll move to the Cardinals' short-season affiliate at State College.