The Cardinals address their shortstop need with a free-agent veteran utility infielder. Photos added of the newest Cardinal captured in his first appearance in the uniform Wednesday in New York.
The St. Louis Cardinals
announced Wednesday the signing of free agent infielder Jose Vizcaino
. Following the injury to David Eckstein
last week in Chicago, the team was looking to add depth to their infield positions. Vizcaino was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants
on August 14. He will be in New York for tonight's game and will wear uniform #35. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to the start of Wednesday night's game.
The 38-year-old has over 15 years of Major League service playing with seven different clubs and has played all four infield positions in his career. He holds a .973 career fielding percentage in over 900 games played at shortstop. The switch-hitter was batting .210 in 64 games this season with the Giants. Vizcaino has been to the postseason on six different occasions, including the last two seasons with the Houston Astros.