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.