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Saints Pitcher Cameron Joins Phillies Organization

March 2, 2009 - American Association (AA) St. Paul Saints

ST. PAUL, MN (March 2, 2009) - Just over two month ago the St. Paul Saints pulled off a trade and received right-handed reliever Dustin Cameron from the New Jersey Jackals. Cameron won't put on a Saints jersey this year because the Philadelphia Phillies purchased his contract and will be assigned to their minor league system.

The 27-year-old Cameron came to the Saints, for a player to be named later, from the Jackals of the Can-Am League. Cameron began last season as a dominant reliever for the Pensacola Pelicans in the American Association. He was 3-2 with a 1.38 ERA and 14 saves in 34 relief appearances. In 39.0 innings pitched he walked just eight and struck out 35 while opponents hit .229 against him. On August 7 he was traded to the Jackals where he was 0-0 with a 7.07 ERA in 11 relief appearances.

Cameron played his first two professional seasons in the American Association with the El Paso Diablos.

The Saints roster now stands at 10 players, two position players and eight pitchers. The league maximum is 22.

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