Cardinals Sign Alex Cora

4:19pm: Cora would get $800K in the Major Leagues, the Associated Press reports (via

12:00pm: The Cardinals agreed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite with infielder Alex Cora, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  On Saturday,'s Jesse Sanchez reported a deal was close.

Cora will compete for a utility infield role, writes Goold.  The 36-year-old Scott Boras client hit .224/.287/.276 in 172 plate appearances for the Nationals last year, spending most of his time in the field on the left side of the infield.