Wainwright, Cardinals finalize $8M deal for 17th season

ST. LOUIS (AP) Pitcher Adam Wainwright is going back to the St. Louis Cardinals for a 17th season.

The 39-year-old right-hander and the Cardinals completed an $8 million, 1 year agreement on Friday, an offer accepted previously today.

Wainwright will match Bob Gibson (1959-75) for the second-most seasons with the Cardinals amongst pitchers, one behind Jesse Haines (1920-37).

Wainwright was 5-3 with a 3.15 PERIOD last season, starting out 54 in 65 2/3 innings. He is 167-98 with a 3.38 PERIOD in his profession, making 3 All-Star choices and 2 Gold Gloves.

He made $1,851,852 in prorated pay from a $5 million base pay in 2015 plus $1.2 million in made perks.

Wainwright’s agreement consists of a complete no-trade arrangement despite the fact that he currently cannot be dealt without his approval as a 10-year veteran who has actually invested the last 5 years with his existing club.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.