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Cardinals Sign Randy Winn; Jon Jay Optioned to AAA

The Cardinals have signed Randy Winn, who was designated for assignment by the Yankees on May 28. This is an oddly small-bore move—Winn is almost identical, as a player, to Jon Jay, only older and able to switch-hit. The Post-Dispatch broke the story

Will be active for the game and wear No. 44.

To make room on the active roster the team optioned Jon Jay to Class AAA Memphis. The Cardinals made room on the 40-man roster for Winn by place Kyle Lohse on the 60-day disabled list.

Winn was hitting .213/.300/.295 with the Yankees in 61 at-bats. His last truly effective season was 2008, where he hit .306/.363/.426 with the Giants and was a +21 outfielder according to the UZR defensive metric