Cardinals Notes: Kyle Lohse, Nick Punto

The Cardinals might not be making many headlines in relation to some of their more active National League rivals, but they could make another move or two and they do have five unresolved arbitration cases. Mitchell Boggs, David Freese, Jason Motte, Edward Mujica and Marc Rzepczynski are all arb eligible this offseason, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows. Here's the latest on the Cardinals…

  • Cardinals GM John Mozeliak repeated that the chances of Kyle Lohse re-signing in St. Louis are slim, Tim McKernan of reports (on Twitter). The GM said it doesn't make much sense for the Cardinals to sign the free agent right-hander, but noted that he didn't want to close doors.
  • There’s a 50-50 chance the Cardinals add to their big league roster before Spring Training, a team source told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter links). The Cardinals are re-focusing on the free agent market, and there’s support within the organization for a Nick Punto type, according to Strauss. Punto, a switch-hitter capable of playing multiple positions, is under contract with the Dodgers. The former Cardinal will earn $1.5MM in 2013.

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