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Cards Option Duncan

The Cardinals announced today that they are sending outfielder Chris Duncan down to Triple-A Memphis. Duncan is hitting .252 with 4 HR in 47 games this season, but has good power and should have been given time to find his swing. The Cardinals will call up Joe Mather, who is tearing it up in Triple-A batting .315 with 12 HR in 28 games. The Cardinals have never been very high on Duncan, so this move isn't very surprising. I wouldn't be surprised if a team like the Indians moved in to make a move. Duncan would give the Indians a corner outfielder who might turn it around and live up to 2006 potential.

In 273 major league games, Duncan has hit .269 with 48 HR and 132 RBI.