Cardinals demote Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A

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Suddenly that video from last week in which Cardinals teammates unsuccessfully tried to spell Marc Rzepczynski’s name isn’t so funny.

St. Louis has demoted Rzepczynski to Triple-A following a rough start to the season that included the left-hander allowing seven runs on 13 hits in eight innings.

Rzepczynski hasn’t been in the minors since 2010 and at age 27 heads there now with a 4.17 ERA in 242 innings spread over 175 appearances. He was acquired from the Blue Jays in mid-2011, but was inconsistent enough last season that the Cardinals signed Randy Choate to serve as their primary left-handed specialist.