The Cards took care of two issues late Tuesday, filling up their middle infield and their bullpen, sending Blake Hawksworth to the Dodgers for Ryan Theriot and signing free-agent lefty Brian Tallet to a one-year, $750,000 deal.
(Theriot turns a double play, photo courtesy of LA Dodgers)

Theriot spent parts of the last six seasons with the Cubs, who dealt him to the Dodgers in July. Combined between the two stops, Theriot posted a career low in batting average (.242) with two homers, 15 doubles and 29 RBIs in 150 games. He played primarily at second base, with 29 games at short for the Cubs.

Ryan Theriot’s teleconference with St. Louis media

At times with the Cubs, Theriot showed signs of being a decent leadoff hitter.