Cardinals sign switch-hitter Winn

Updated: June 5, 2010, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals signed outfielder Randy Winn on Saturday looking to provide more depth to their bench.

Winn, a switch-hitter with a .285 career average, hit .213 with one homer and 8 RBIs in 29 games with the New York Yankees before he was designated for assignment last month.

Winn has also had stints with Tampa Bay, where he was an All-Star in 2002, Seattle and San Francisco. The 36-year-old was in uniform and available for the Cardinals' game against Milwaukee on Saturday.

To clear roster space, the Cardinals optioned outfielder Jon Jay to Triple-A Memphis and moved right-hander Kyle Lohse from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.


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