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Former Cardinals 3B Feliz signs with Royals

Pedro Feliz, who proclaimed when traded last season to the Cardinals from Houston that he was not the .221 hitter his batting average indicated -- then hit .208 for the rest of the year with St. Louis, has found a new home in Kansas City.

The Royals inked the well-traveled infielder to an $800,000 minor league contract with an invitation to spring training and a chance to make $200,000 in incentives. It's a whopper of a pay cut. Feliz, who will be 36 in April, signed a one-year deal with the Astros for the 2010 season that paid $4.5 million.

He previously played for the Giants and Phillies and has a career .250 batting average with 140 homers in his 11 seasons.