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crazybob60
02-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Per mlbtraderumors.com and also found on the Old Red Guards

Juan Gonzalez Signs With Cardinals


MONDAY, 4:24pm: The minor league deal is official for Gonzalez. Joe Strauss says his base salary is less than $1MM, even if he makes the team. Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina pushed for this, apparently.

SUNDAY, 10:59pm: According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, Juan Gonzalez is "set to sign a minor-league deal with St. Louis." Igor has been the source of many comeback rumors over the past few years but nothing ever materialized.

The Cardinals already have a slew of outfield candidates, so Gonzalez is definitely a long shot to break camp with the club even if he is healthy. His best hope is to get a couple hundred Triple A at-bats and absolutely rake while waiting for an opportunity.