St. Louis Cardinals Agree to Deals with Schumaker & Furcal


December 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

(AP) – Second baseman Skip Schumaker has agreed to a two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, who did not tender a contract offer to infielder Ryan Theriot before Monday night’s deadline. The 31-year old Schumaker batted .283 in 117 games for Red Birds this year, and then .381 in the postseason with the lone RBI in a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 5 of the NL Division series. Theriot hit .271 with one homer and 47 RBIs. He was the starting shortstop until St. Louis acquired Rafael Furcal at the trade deadline. Furcal and the Cardinals have agreed to a $14-million, two-year contract. Theriot now becomes a free agent.