The Cardinals have decided to bring back infielder Aaron Miles on a minor league deal, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals were forced to place Felipe Lopez on the disabled list with a strained ligament and if he is forced to spend an extended amount of time on the DL, then Miles will be around as insurance.
"To me, it’s like insurance," general manager John Mozeliak said. "We’re still very optimistic that Lopez will be just a few weeks, but should we be wrong, then ultimately we have a switch-hitter below who in the past has been successful here.
Miles has been on a whirlwind since signing with the Cubs after leaving the Cardinals following the 2008 season. The Cubs sent Miles to Oakland over the offseason, who then flipped him to Cincinnati, where he was one of the teams final roster cuts.
Overall, Miles is a career .282 hitter who can play first, second, and third base on any given day. A solid back up move for the Cardinals early on this season.