RASMUS SIGNS WITH BLUE JAYS: Former Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million with the Toronto Blue Jays, avoiding arbitration. Rasmus finished the 2012 season hitting .223  with 23 HRs and 75 RBIs.

HARRIS TO BE INVITED TO SPRING TRAINING: Viva El Birdos writes about Mitch Harris, the Cardinals’ 2008 13th round draft pick, who will finally be reporting to Spring Training next month.

MORE LOHSE NOTES: Richard Durrett talks about Kyle Lohse’s value and how he still might be a valuable pickup for the Texas Rangers.

WINTER WARM-UP DETAILS: Click here for all the details about this weekend’s Winter Warm-Up, in addition to the St. Louis BBWAA dinner which will take place on Sunday night.

Lastly, check out this photo that Carlos Beltran tweeted on Monday, as he starts to get ready for Spring Training: