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Penny, Cardinals complete deal

Updated: December 8, 2009, 9:19 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Brad Penny and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their deal Tuesday, giving the NL Central champions a pitcher they'd coveted for quite some time.

A day after the sides reached a tentative agreement, Penny passed a physical. The two-time All-Star got a one-year contract for $7.5 million, with about $1.5 million more available in performance bonuses.

Penny went a combined 11-9 with a 4.88 ERA in 30 starts for Boston and San Francisco last season. He recently turned down ...

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