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Reliever Cishek added to roster, Cooney optioned to minors

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have added newly acquired reliever Steve Cishek to the roster and optioned rookie lefty Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis.

The NL Central leaders made the move Saturday, a day after Cooney earned his first win in the majors this year by pitching seven strong innings against Atlanta.

St. Louis got Cishek, a sidearming right-hander who has closing experience, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough on Friday.

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The 29-year-old Cishek was 2-6 with three saves and a 4.50 ERA. He was demoted to Double-A earlier this season but had an 0.71 ERA in 13 games since returning to Miami in mid-June.

Cooney is 1-0 with a 3.16 ERA in six starts for St. Louis.