Wellemeyer, Duncan agree to 1-yr deals with Cards

Updated: January 19, 2009, 5:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer agreed Monday to a $4.05 million, one-year contract with St. Louis Cardinals, who also struck an $825,000 deal with outfielder Chris Duncan.

The 30-year-old Wellemeyer went 13-9 with a 3.71 ERA last year in his first season as a full-time starter.

Duncan, 27, batted .248 with six home runs and 27 RBIs in a season shortened by cervical disk replacement surgery in August. He can made an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.

"It makes sense ...

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