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Cardinals sign Miles Mikolas to four-year, $68 million extension

Miles Mikolas

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field on September 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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The St. Louis Cardinals have signed starter Miles Mikolas to a four-year, $68 million contract extension. The deal will cover the 2020-23 seasons.

Mikolas, 30, was a revelation last season, going 18-4 with a 2.83 ERA and a 146/29 K/BB ratio in 200.2 innings. That came after three years in Japan which earned him a two-year, $15.5 million contract with St. Louis. That he was entering a walk year after a breakout year no doubt brought the Cards to the table. That the Cards came to the table with an offer close to what a pitcher with a similar career profile -- Nate Eovaldi -- just got from Boston no doubt made Mikolas’ decision a lot easier.

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