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Alex Cora signs with Cardinals
The Cardinals have signed Alex Cora to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite, reports Jesse Sanchez. The 36-year-old utility infielder hit .224/.287 with 1 home run in 94 games for the Nats last year. Cora has been a bench player since 2005; he’s averaged 84 games per season since then. He played all 4 infield positions in 2011, most of them at third (as a replacement when Ryan Zimmerman was injured) and shortstop. Cora has never been know for having a high batting average; he’s hit .270 or above only twice in his 14-year career, but he is a versatile player who has experience coming off the bench and making spot starts. He’ll likely make St. Louis’ opening day roster and be used primarily as a pinch hitter and late-game replacement for starters.
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Alex Cora signs with Cardinals

The Cardinals have signed Alex Cora to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite, reports Jesse Sanchez. The 36-year-old utility infielder hit .224/.287 with 1 home run in 94 games for the Nats last year. Cora has been a bench player since 2005; he’s averaged 84 games per season since then. He played all 4 infield positions in 2011, most of them at third (as a replacement when Ryan Zimmerman was injured) and shortstop. Cora has never been know for having a high batting average; he’s hit .270 or above only twice in his 14-year career, but he is a versatile player who has experience coming off the bench and making spot starts. He’ll likely make St. Louis’ opening day roster and be used primarily as a pinch hitter and late-game replacement for starters.

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