Cardinals agree to deal with McClellan

BY foxsports • January 15, 2011

The St. Louis Cardinals and reliever Kyle McClellan have agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in 68 games in a setup role last season, going 1-4 with a career-best 2.27 ERA and two saves.

McClellan was the only Cardinals player that filed for arbitration. He's been durable in all three of his major league seasons with St. Louis, totaling 202 appearances.

St. Louis announced the deal on Saturday.