The Cardinals sign CF Jon Jay to a 1 year, $3.25 million deal to avoid arbitration.
The Cardinals claim OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
The Cardinals agree to terms with free agent 2B/3B Mark Ellis on a one-year deal.
The Cardinals non-tender RHP John Axford, making him a free agent. They tender contracts to OF Jon Jay, OF Peter Bourjos, and IF Daniel Descalso.
Cardinals trade 3B David Freese and RHP Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for OF Peter Bourjos and minor league OF Randal Grichuk.
Cardinals announce the addition of OF Oscar Taveras, IF Mike O’Neill, and IF Greg Garcia to the 40-man roster. LHP John Gast and IF Jermaine Curtis removed from 40-man roster. IF Ryan Jackson has been claimed by the Houston Astros.
John Mozeliak announces that Chris Carpenter has officially retired from baseball.
Mike Matheny signed to a three year extension. Will be the Cardinals managed through the 2017 season.