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(KSDK Sports) --KSDK Sports' Frank Cusumano has confirmed that that Cardinals relief pitcher MitchelBoggs has been optioned to Memphis (AAA) and that the Cardinals will promote righthanded pitcher Carlos Martinez to to take the roster postionin thebig-league bullpen

Boggs was first in line to fill the closer role when Jason Motte went down with an injury this past spring. But he could not seem to find his groove, blowing several save opportunities and eventually losing the job.

The still unconfirmed move by the club comes after Boggs struggled Thursday night against the Brewers. One could see the look on Manager Mike Matheny's face as we walked out to mound to get Boggs, that something had to be done to help Boggs find his game.

We are continuing efforts to confirm the story and to learn who might be making the journey to Milwaukee to fill the roster spot. Please stay tuned to KSDK Sports on ksdk.com and follow ustwitter and facebook.