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Martínez, Cardinals agree to new deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm EST

The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Martínez. He has agreed to a five-year, $51 million extension with the team.

According Fox SportsKen Rosenthal earlier on Wednesday, the two sides were making progress on a deal. Now, FanRag SportsJon Heyman, the deal is done.


Carlos Martinez (Getty Images)

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, 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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