Cards, Descalso agree on 1-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with infielder Daniel Descalso on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract. The "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" reports that the contract is worth $1.29 million. The 27-year-old appeared in 123 games last season, posting five home runs, 42 RBI, 25 doubles and 43 runs scored while batting .238. Descalso owns a lifetime .243 average with 10 home runs and 101 RBI in 425 games since debuting with the Cardinals in 2010.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
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SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 53 min ago

Jon Jay doubled and scored on Kolten Wong's sac-fly in the eighth as the Cardinals clipped the Reds 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter homered in the first for St. Louis, which swept the three-game series. Adam Wainwright outdueled Cincinnati's Mike Leake for his second win.