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Miles Staying With Cardinals

Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader reports that veteran infielder Aaron Miles has agreed to remain with the Cardinals organization.  Miles signed a minor-league contract with St. Louis last month, and according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach, the deal contained an out clause that would've allowed Miles to become a free agent if he wasn't on the major league roster within 30 days of his signing.

That 30-day deadline passed yesterday, but Booher says the contract was extended after Miles spoke with St. Louis GM John Mozeliak.  Miles will continue to play for Double-A Springfield so he can receive regular playing time, and Mozeliak said that he and manager Tony La Russa will meet and discuss if a spot can be found for Miles on the Cardinals' roster. 

Miles has a slash line of .318/.400/.386 in 52 plate appearances for Springfield.  Though his bat is less a consideration than his defensive versatility, the scuffling St. Louis offense could use as many hot bats as they can get right now.  (Regular second baseman Skip Schumaker has just a .634 OPS this season.)








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