from today's new york daily news:
"Mike Stanton, who was formally released yesterday, is a signed player already, according to several baseball sources. It is believed that Stanton has agreed to terms with a National League contender, either the Nationals or Cardinals. 'All I can say on this is that Mike will be pitching for a contending team on Thursday,' said Stanton's agent Seth Levinson."
the cards don't play thursday. . . . . here's stanton's espn stat page.