ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26, 2009 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have sent RHP Jess Todd to Cleveland to complete the June 27 trade that also sent RHP Chris Perez to the Indians for IF/OF Mark DeRosa.
Todd was 4-2 with 24 saves and a 2.20 ERA (49.0 IP / 12 ER) for Memphis. A 2nd-round selection (82nd overall) of the Cardinals in the 2007 draft, Todd appeared in one game for St. Louis this season. The 5'11", 210-pound right-hander out of the University of Arkansas allowed two runs on three hits while walking two and fanning two in 1.2 innings in his Major League debut on June 5 vs. Colorado. Todd was the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2008.