ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals continued their offseason moves Tuesday with four player signings.
The team added free-agent infielder Dean Anna to the 40-man roster and inked minor league deals with two pitchers in Marcus Hatley and Miguel Socolovich. The club also re-signed minor league infielder Scott Moore.
Anna was the PCL’s batting champ in 2013, posting a .331 average and 38 doubles. He reached the majors last season, appearing in 12 games as a member of the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old bats left-handed and plays the middle infield.
Moore, who was drafted eighth overall in 2002, has spent time on three teams in the majors and has been with seven organizations in 13 seasons. He mostly manned third base for the Memphis Redbirds in 2014, hitting .236 with 58 RBIs and 15 homers in 121 games.
Hatley was most recently with the the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, posting a 4.60 ERA in 45 games. The 26-year-old sported an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio, fanning 57 hitters and walking just 13 in 47 innings.
Joining Moore and Hatley with a 2015 spring training invite will be Socolovich, who was last a member of the New York Mets organization. The 28-year-old Venezuelan has seen 12 Major League games in his career, spreading them between the Cubs and Baltimore Orioles in 2012.
He’s also a strikeout specialist, setting down 68 batters in 59.1 innings while issuing only 19 free trips to first base.