Miles rejoins Cardinals with minor-league contract

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals backup catcher Jason LaRue has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a right hamstring injury.

The Cardinals also announced Tuesday they had signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. Miles was a member of the Cardinals team that won the 2006 World Series.

Rookie catcher Bryan Anderson was optioned to Class AAA Memphis to make room for LaRue, who was injured running the bases. Anderson's pinch-hit double was the tying hit Monday night in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

The 33-year-old Miles was one of the Cincinnati Reds' final cuts this spring. The switch-hitter batted .289 in three seasons for the Cardinals, including a career-best .317 average in 2008.

-- Associated Press

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