Carter spent last season in Japan, pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He posted a 3.97 ERA over 45 1/3 innings.Analysis:
Hernandez was eligible for arbitration, but settled on a $2 million salary figure for next season. The 29-year-old posted a missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.Analysis:
Atkins has pitched just 22 innings at the major league level, but none since 2011.Analysis:
Siegrist, who was left on the Cardinals NLDS roster in 2014, went 1-4 in 30 1/3 innings with a 6.82 ERA.Analysis:
"They put me in the closer's job. I did my job," Mejia said Tuesday, per ESPN. "Whatever job they give to me, I've got to be there to help my team. I can throw the seventh inning, eighth inning, ninth inning, wherever. I've got to be ready to play the game. That's all. Mentally it's the same thing -- just come here and do my job.
"I feel happy to see Bobby Parnell getting ready, because we're going to have a more strong bullpen -- Bobby Parnell, [Jeurys] Familia, [Vic] Black and everybody. That has to make me feel happy, because all of my friends are going to be healthy."
Motte had an injury-riddled season with the Cardinals in 2014 while coming off Tommy John surgery. He posted a 4.68 ERA over 25 innings, but missed time due to a back injury. The deal is pending a physical. Motte's deal is worth $4.5 million, according to Yahoo! He can make more based on incentives. There's a games finished clause in the deal, so Motte could be a ninth inning option for the club.Analysis:
The soon-to-be 42-year-old Hawkins remained productive a year ago with 23 saves in 26 opportunities and a 3.31 ERA, motivating the team to pick up his option for this season. He began his major league career in 1995.Analysis:
Withrow is still recovering from June Tommy John surgery, and the three-month timetable for rehab after his back surgery won't affect his overall timetable, which should have him back in action in midseason. He posted a 2.95 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings in 2014 before going under the knife.Analysis:
Oliver has not pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Tigers. He is 0-5 with a 7.11 ERA in seven MLB starts. Oliver was 3-4 with a 2.53 ERA in 48 relief outings at Triple-A in 2014.Analysis: