ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha averted arbitration by agreeing to a $6.35 million contract, a increase of $1.05 million.
St. Louis additionally agreed to one-year offers with outfielder Marcell Ozuna at $12.25 million and right-hander Dominic Leone at $1.26 million.
Wacha’s 2018 season was interrupted by a strained muscle in his left facet. Restricted to 15 begins for St. Louis, he went Eight-2 with a three.20 ERA.
He was injured on June 20 and positioned on the 10-day disabled listing a day later. His try to return ended when he was positioned on the 60-day DL on Sept. 10.
Ozuna made $9 million final 12 months, when he hit .280 with 23 homers and 88 RBI in his first season with St. Louis after being acquired from Miami in a commerce. Leone earned $1,085,000 whereas going 1-2 with a four.50 ERA in 29 appearances throughout his debut season with the Cardinals following a commerce from the Blue Jays in January 2018.