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Cardinals sign multiple players to avoid arbitration

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St. Louis Cardinals' Brandon Moss reacts after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) St. Louis Cardinals' Brandon Moss reacts after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Four players will be wearing the birds on the bat for one more season, thanks to arbitration signings the St. Louis Cardinals made. The signings allow the team to avoid arbitration with all four players this year, a process that allows each party to propose an offer, which would be chosen by an arbitrator. 

The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed Matt Adams and Brandon Moss to one-year deals. 

While the value of Adams' contract is unknown, Moss' deal is worth $8.25 million. Moss was acquired last season via trade from the Cleveland Indians and played in 51 games for the Cards, appearing as an outfielder and first basemen. 

Now, Moss is expected to compete for the starting first baseman spot for the 2016 season. Adams was the Cardinals starting first basemen last season before a season-ending injury benched him. 

The club also re-signed relief pitchers Trevor Rosenthal and Seth Maness to one-year deals. Rosenthal will earn $5.6 million this season. The value of Maness' contract is not known at this time. 

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