The 28-year-old Pagnozzi was originally selected by St. Louis in the eighth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. Pagnozzi was named the' "Best Defensive Catcher" in the Cardinals minor league system by Baseball America entering the 2009 season. He also hit .359 (14-for-39) in 15 games for the Cardinals last year.
In 28 career games in the big leagues, he has hit .317 (20-for-63) with two doubles, one home run and 12 RBI.
Pagnozzi is the nephew of former big league catcher Tom Pagnozzi. He will wear uniform #48.