February 17, 2009

No insurance, no arbitration, just Spring Training.

Rest assured that Albert Pujols has reassured everyone that there is no insurance to cover him if he was to play in the World Baseball Classic.

So Pujols is not playing in the WBC.

Ryan Ludwick signed a one-year contract worth $3.7 million Monday. Ludwick avoided arbitration within 24 hours of its scheduled start. Last week, Rick Ankiel also avoided arbitration and signed a contract.

According to Cards' GM John Mozeliak, there hasn't been a Cardinals' arbitration case since 1999.