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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cards extend Miles Mikolas, per source

According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the extension will pay Mikolas $68 million over the 2020-23 seasons, and it includes full no-trade protection. The deal does not include any options or opt-outs, according to Morosi, who added that if Mikolas reaches 200 innings in 2019, he will receive an additional $2 million—$500,000 heading into each year of the deal. The Cardinals have not confirmed the extension.

Prior to last season 137 ERA+ for the Cards, he put up a 2.18 ERA over 425 innings in Japan, so he’s not exactly a one-year flash. This looks like a solid move to lock in this year’s opening day starter through his early 30s. Here’s hoping he doesn’t turn up at the signing wearing a sling.

Perry Posted: February 27, 2019 at 07:24 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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