Cardinals Sign Three to Contracts
Mar. 01, 2000
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Pitcher Rick Ankiel, infielder Placido Polanco and outfielder Luis Saturria agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts with season.
Ankiel, 20, one of the most highly-touted prospects in baseball, enters his third professional season. He made five starts for the Cardinals last season, going 0-1 with one save and a 3.27 ERA.
Polanco, 24, hit .277 in 88 games for St. Louis last season.
Saturria, 23, comes to the Cardinals after playing in 1999 at Double-A Arkansas. He hit 16 home runs with 61 RBIs last season.
Three players on the Cardinals roster remain unsigned: catcher Eli Marrero, infielder Joe McEwing and third baseman Fernando Tatis.