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Cardinals Announce Settlement With Key Reliever


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The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year cope with veteran right-hander Chris Stratton for the 2023 season to keep away from arbitration.

Stratton came visiting to St. Louis from the Pittsburgh Pirates within the Jose Quintana deal on the commerce deadline.

After posting a 5.09 ERA in Pittsburgh, Stratton pitched admirably in St. Louis, going 5-0 with a 2.78 ERA.

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Stratton was surprisingly left off the postseason roster when the Cardinals took on the Philadelphia Phillies within the Nationwide League Wild Card Collection.

Final night time, the Cardinals introduced the information of the settlement on Twitter.

The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible gamers is tonight at 8 p.m. Japanese Time.


Playing cards Retain Stratton

Stratton was a possible candidate to be non-tendered, however fortuitously, the Cardinals preferred what they noticed out of him down the stretch and have determined to maintain him round for at the least yet another yr.

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This doubtless signifies that Alex Reyes, who can be arbitration-eligible, won’t be tendered a contract, thus ending an injury-plagued stint with St. Louis.

Stratton made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2016.

In 2018, San Francisco put him of their rotation, the place he went 10-10 with a 5.09 ERA.

When the Pirates acquired him in 2019, they transformed him to a reliever.

In 2021, the veteran right-hander went 7-1 with a 3.63 ERA in 68 appearances.

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The 32-year-old completed the 2022 season with a document of 10-4 and an ERA of 4.26.

St. Louis has a number of holes of their bullpen, however tendering a contract to Stratton helps them fill at the least a kind of holes.


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