A day after word floated that the Cardinals were unhappy with their lefty relief corps and shopping for reinforcements, the team signed former Twins southpaw Dennys Reyes Thursday.
Reyes, was 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA last season in 46 1/3 innings with Minnesota. He is 12-12 with a 4.28 ERA in his career.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the report that appeared on ESPN.
The Cardinals are also rumored to be interested in former Mets, Red Sox and Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez who was at Jupiter with the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team.
St. Louis is said to be interested in Martinez as a potential closer. Martinez has said he is open to working from the bullpen -- if his body will hold up to pitching that frequently. He hopes to figure out if it can by working from the bullpen in the WBC.
Martinez has been plagued by injuries over the last few years. But his is supposedly throwing harder this spring -- reaching a reported 91 MPH -- than he has in the last two years.