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The 2013 first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals was anticipated to open this season with the Springfield Cardinals. Seven weeks later, it appears to be becoming reality.

Left-hander Marco Gonzales, who last summer signed for a reported $1.85 million, is being advanced to the Double-A Texas League after he flat dominated the high Class A Florida State League. That's according to several online reports. The News-Leader has messages in to several Cardinals officials for confirmation.

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