After winning the World Series, the Cardinals are not resting on their laurels. St. Louis is expected to announce the signing of free agents Adam Kennedy and Kip Wells. Eli Marrero has also signed with team, but will begin in the minor leagues.
Kennedy, 30, will be in his second stint with the Redbirds. The veteran second baseman played for the Cardinals during the 1999 season before being traded to the Angels for center fielder Jim Edmonds.
Kennedy has batted .280 over his career including .273 last season. He was a member of the 2002 Angels team that won the World Series.
Wells, a right handed pitcher, finished last year with the Rangers after being traded by Pittsburgh. Wells is a mediocre pitcher at best. He spent last year battling a blocked artery, shoulder soreness, and foot surgery. From 2002 to 2005, Wells had at least eight wins in each season. His enjoyed his best year in 2003 when he went 10-9.