Adam Wainwright, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, will return in 2022.


Adam Wainwright, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, will return in 2022.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright has signed a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season.

The Cardinals did not disclose the details of the deal. The one-year contract is for $15 million, according to MLB Media.

Wainwright, who has spent his entire career with the Cardinals, stated, “I don’t want to be anyplace else.” “Who am I kidding?” says the narrator.

October 1, 2021 — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals)

Wainwright, who had a breakout season in 2021, will start for the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card game against either the San Francisco Giants or the Los Angeles Dodgers next week. In 32 starts this season, the right-hander has a 17-7 record with a 3.05 ERA, including three complete games and a shutout.

Wainwright has won ten of his previous eleven decisions, including 11 quality starts.

“Adam has been a stalwart for the Cardinals for over two decades, and he continues to produce at a historic level,” said team president John Mozeliak.

Wainwright joined Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals pitchers with 2,000 career strikeouts earlier this season.

Wainwright, a three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, is tied for third in wins (184) and sixth in innings pitched (2,375 2/3) in Cardinals history.

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