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The 6-foot-6, 230-pound right-handed reliever is returning from a right shoulder impingement. He last pitched for the Cardinals on June 23, and could throw in more than one game for the Chiefs during their six-game series with Beloit this week.
Wednesday's game starts at 6:35 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at peoriachiefs.com, by calling the team at (309) 680-4021, or visiting the Dozer Park box office in person.
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VerHagen, 31, signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in March for $5.5 million over two years. He spent the last two seasons with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League.
The Royse City, Texas, native was a fourth-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft by Detroit. He is 13-11 with a 5.22 ERA in seven MLB seasons.
The Chiefs last had a Cardinals player on MLB rehab when starting pitcher Miles Mikolas threw at Dozer Park on Aug. 14, 2021.
Dave Eminian is the Journal Star sports columnist, and covers Bradley men's basketball, the Rivermen and Chiefs. He writes the Cleve In The Eve sports column for pjstar.com. Reach him at 686-3206 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @icetimecleve.
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