Left-handed reliever Ricardo Rincon has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.9 million contract with St. Louis. The Cardinals expect to finalize the deal after Rincon undergoes a physical examination early this week.
Rincon, 35, went 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in 67 games with the Athletics last season. He has a 21-24 record with a 3.53 ERA in 552 career games with Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Oakland.
"He's excited," said Dave Stewart, Rincon's agent. "St. Louis has a pretty good track record of getting into the playoffs and doing some good things, so he feels really good about this."
Jerry Crasnick covers baseball for ESPN Insider.