The St. Louis Cardinals and infielder Daniel Descalso agreed to a 2014 contract for $1.29 million, avoiding arbitration.
Descalso was the final arbitration-eligible player for the Cardinals, who earlier had reached agreements on one-year contracts with outfielders Jon Jay ($3.25 million) and recently acquired Peter Bourjos ($1.2 million).
Descalso, who has spent the majority of his playing time at three different positions each of the last three seasons, had filed a request for $1.65 million for arbitration purposes, which the club had countered with an offer of $930,000. The agreement on Wednesday is at the precise midpoint between the two numbers.
The left-handed hitter has a career batting average of .243.