Jupiter, FL (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired veteran infielder Tony Womack from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor-league pitcher Matt Duff.
Womack signed a minor-league contract with Boston in the off-season. He underwent Tommy John surgery in October and could be ready to play by late April.
A 10-year veteran, Womack has spent time with the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Cubs. The left-handed hitter owns a career average of .270 with 30 home runs, 310 RBI and 309 stolen bases in 1,022 games.
Last year, he hit just .226 with two homers and 22 RBI for Arizona, Colorado and the Chicago Cubs.
"He can play second base, shortstop, third base or the outfield, and we'll probably use him at all of those positions," said Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty.
Womack was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the seventh-round of the 1991 draft out of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.