Wellemeyer agrees to $1 million, 1-year deal with Cardinals

Updated: January 28, 2008, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract.

The deal includes performance bonuses that could be worth another $100,000.

Wellemeyer was the last Cardinals player remaining in arbitration. He made $635,000 last season and was seeking $1,325,000. The Cardinals had offered offered $875,000.

The 29-year-old right-hander was 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA last season after St. Louis claimed him off waivers ...

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