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Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Reaches deal with St. Louis
Gray agreed to a three-year, $70 million contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The deal also includes a $30 million club option (or $5 million buyout) for 2027. St. Louis will also forfeit a draft pick and international bonus pool money as a result of signing Gray, who was given a qualifying offer from Minnesota before becoming a free agent. Gray is coming off an American League Cy Young runner-up finish in 2023 with the Twins, having collected a 2.79 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 183:55 K:BB over 184 innings. He could be the final piece of a rotation makeover for the Cardinals after they announced deals with Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson last week.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Wilking Rodriguez: Re-signed to minors contract
St. Louis re-signed Rodriguez (shoulder) to a minor-league contract Tuesday with an invitation to major-league spring training, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Rodriguez was outrighted off the Cardinals' 40-man roster earlier this month, but he'll return as organizational depth for the 2024 season. The 33-year-old right-hander missed most of 2023 after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in early May, though he should be fully recovered by now.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Kyle Gibson: Inks one-year deal with STL
Gibson reached a one-year deal Tuesday with the Cardinals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
It's a one-year, $12 million deal with a club option for 2025, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com. St. Louis picked up Lance Lynn in free agency Monday and will now bring in another veteran starter to help round out a rotation that badly needed to be rebuilt this winter and could still use a top-tier arm. Gibson, 36, signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Orioles last offseason and went on to register a 4.73 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 157:55 K:BB in 33 starts covering 192 innings. He played his college ball at the University of Missouri, about 125 miles from Busch Stadium.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Lance Lynn: Returns to Cards on one-year deal
The Cardinals signed Lynn to a one-year, $10 million contract with a $12 million club option for 2025 on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Lynn could net as much as $13 million in 2024 if he hits his contract incentives, and there's a $1 million buyout on his 2025 option. It's a homecoming for the burly right-hander, as Lynn was drafted by the Cardinals and spent his first six major-league seasons in St. Louis. The 36-year-old finished the 2023 season with a 5.73 ERA over 32 starts and yielded a whopping 44 home runs, but he also had a 191:67 K:BB over 183.2 frames. The Cardinals will be hoping the home run ball becomes less of an issue at spacious Busch Stadium.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Connor Thomas: Sent outright to Triple-A
The Cardinals outrighted Thomas to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Thomas was designated for assignment by St. Louis on Tuesday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll remain part of the organization -- but without a 40-man roster spot -- heading into the 2024 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Connor Thomas: Designated for assignment
Thomas was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Thomas, 25, struggled to a 5.53 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 69:31 K:BB over 94.1 innings (17 starts, four relief appearances) this past season with Triple-A Memphis. He is no longer part of the 40-man roster in St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Packy Naughton: Outrighted to Triple-A
The Cardinals outrighted Naughton (elbow) to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
Naughton made only four major-league appearances in 2023 before requiring June surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his left elbow. The 27-year-old southpaw is now off the 40-man roster in St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Sem Robberse: Elevated to 40-man roster
The Cardinals selected Robberse to their 40-man roster Tuesday.
Robberse was acquired from the Blue Jays this past July as part of the Jordan Hicks trade and is now protected from being plucked away by another organization in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. The 22-year-old right-hander posted a 4.28 ERA and 130:57 K:BB in 124 innings this past summer between Double-A and Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Adam Kloffenstein: Added to 40-man
The Cardinals selected Kloffenstein to their 40-man roster Tuesday.
Kloffenstein earned his way into the 40-man roster mix in St. Louis after pitching to a 3.16 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 140:55 K:BB over 128 innings this past season between the Double-A and Triple-A levels. The 23-year-old right-hander could be a consideration for the major-league rotation at some point in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Pedro Pages: Grabs spot on 40-man
The Cardinals selected Pages to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The 25-year-old catcher delivered a solid .806 OPS with 16 home runs and 72 RBI over 117 games this past season at Double-A Springfield. With a 40-man roster spot, Pages is now protected from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Brendan Donovan: Begins throwing program
Donovan (elbow) has begun a throwing program at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Florida, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Donovan is coming along in his rehab after undergoing flexor tendon surgery in August. The expectation is that he will be ready to roll once spring training arrives. Donovan is expected to be a regular again for the Cardinals in 2024, although it might not necessarily be at a set position.... See More ... See Less
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