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Cardinals Sign INF Nick Punto To 1-Year Contract

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DETROIT - JULY 11:  Nick Punto #8 of the Minnesota Twins singles in the fourth inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 11, 2010 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3.  (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT – JULY 11: Nick Punto #8 of the Minnesota Twins singles in the fourth inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 11, 2010 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nick Punto has agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, giving them insurance for rehabbing third baseman David Freese.

The 33-year-old Punto, a switch-hitter, was the Minnesota Twins’ opening day third baseman last year and also played shortstop and second base. He batted .238 in 88 games and had no errors at third, but battled hamstring injuries that twice landed him on the 15-day disabled list.

Freese had ankle surgery last summer and has been running but without turning.

The signing on Friday put the Cardinals’ major league roster at 40 players.

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