The St. Louis Cardinals have further thinned the free agent market for second basemen.
The Cards have reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with Mark Ellis, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The 36-year-old appeared in 126 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, hitting .270 with six home runs and 48 runs batted-in.
Ellis has appeared in 1,362 career games with the Dodgers, Oakland Atletics and Colorado Rockies. He has a .265 lifetime average with 105 home runs and 538 RBI.
He is Major League Baseball's active career leader in double-plays turned by a second baseman with 882.