By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm EST
The Cardinals will reportedly make the official announcement on Thursday. The 25-year-old will now be under the team’s control through the 2021 season.
Martínez — who played the 2010 season as Carlos Matias — has been with the Cardinals since the 2013 season. He was also an All-Star during the 2015 season.
This past season, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He had a 174 strikeouts and 70 walks over 195 1/3 innings.
In his four-year career, he has gone 34-21, including 30-16 the past two seasons as a starter with two saves. He has a 3.32 ERA with 466 strikeouts and 178 walks in 492 2/3 innings.
According to Baseball-Reference.com, he is averaging a 11-7 record with a 3.32 ERA and a save. He’s also averaging a 152 strikeouts and 58 walks in a 161 innings over a 162-game average.
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