St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals and starting pitcher
Adam Wainwright have reportedly agreed to a five-year contract extension that
will keep the right-hander with the club through the 2018 season.
According to multiple sources, including the Post-Dispatch, the deal is worth
close to $100 million.
Wainwright, 31, missed the entire 2011 season after rehabbing from Tommy John
surgery, but bounced back with a 14-13 record last year, including a 3.94
earned run average in 198 2/3 innings over 32 starts.
The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder originally inked a six-year, $36 million deal in
2008 which was set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. Since then,
Wainwright has finished in the top three for the National League Cy Young
award twice, being runner-up to Roy Halladay in 2010.
After making his MLB debut in 2005, the veteran righty has totaled 80 wins and
48 losses for a career 3.15 ERA in 214 contests -- 151 of which have been
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