February 16, 2009

Ludwick inks one-year deal

Ryan Ludwick was right to skip his afternoon flight to Arizona Monday.

A deal was ironed out for a one-year contract, the particulars of which are unknown at this time. Scuttlebutt has it that there was a fairly equitable split.

Ryan had submitted for $4.25 million while the Cardinals had filed for $2.8 million.

Now Ryan can remain in Jupiter, Florida with his teammates at Spring Training.

The news was broke by Derrick Goold of stltoday.com, his Twitter note (tweet) signaling his entry in his Cardinal Beat blog for the online publication of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Details of the deal will follow as we discover the particulars of Ryan's contract.

But for now, Cardinal Nation will breath a sigh of relief.

photo by Barbara Moore