ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 19: Miguel Batista #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals pumps his fist after getting a double play to end the inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on June 19, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Miguel Batista given unconditional release. RHP Lance Lynn recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will be in the bullpen tonight. #stlcards
Miguel Batista made 26 appearances for the Cardinals this year, though he was rather ineffective. In 29.1 innings he posted an K/BB of 0.84 and an ERA of 4.60.