The Cardinals are set to sign infielder Ramon Vazquez to a minor league deal, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The deal comes with an invite to Spring Training and could be completed and announced this weekend, a source told Goold.
Vazquez, 34, last appeared in the majors in 2009 with Pittsburgh. The veteran, who is represented by MDR Sports, could give the Cards some much needed depth on the left side of the infield. Vazquez spent 2010 with the Triple-A affiliates of the Mariners and Astros, hitting .257/.330/.363 in 202 plate appearances.