Cardinals re-sign Wainwright for the 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed long-time pitcher Adam Wainwright to a one-year deal for the 2020 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

One week ago, Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said that Wainwright was planning to pitch for the 2020 season. Then, the two sides struck this agreement.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright pitches against the Chicago Cubs
Adam Wainwright pitches against the Chicago Cubs (Getty Images)

Wainwright — who will be 39 on August 30th, 2020 — has spent his entire career with the Cardinals. He made his MLB debut during the 2005 season on Sept. 11th in a 7-2 loss against the New York Mets when he pitched one inning.

He was 14-10 during the 2019 season in 31 appearances, including 31 starts with a 4.19 ERA. He 83 runs (80 earned runs), including 22 home runs, on 181 hits over 171 2/3rd inning. Wainwright also struck out 153 batters and walked 64 batters.

The 14 wins was his most in a season since the 2014 season when he had 20 wins. In addition, this was his third 10-plus win seasons since the 2015 season as he also had 13 wins in 2016 and 12 wins in 2017.

Wainwright made a combined 15 appearances in the 2015 and 2018 seasons.

The 31 starts during the 2019 season was his most since 33 starts during the 2016 season.

Wainwright was granted free agency on Oct. 31st. He made $2 million during the 2019 season. In his MLB career, he has made approximately $136 million.

He came to the Cardinals franchise on December 13, 2003 in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. He was traded by the Braves to the Cardinals with Ray King and Jason Marquis. In exchange, J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero went to the Braves.

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