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7/26/2013 6:39 P.M. ET

Cardinals LHP John Gast undergoes surgery

ATLANTA, Ga., July 26, 2013 - Left-handed pitcher John Gast underwent surgery today on his left
shoulder. Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager stated that his return to pitching will be somewhere between eight and 12 months.

The level of optimism will be gaged in the next few weeks as the team is able to evaluate his rehabilitation ability and progress.

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