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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will return for 2022 season

October 1 (WNN) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season, the team announced Friday.

The Cardinals did not disclose the terms of the agreement. According to MLB Media, the one-year deal is worth $15 million.

“I don’t want to be anywhere else,” said Wainwright, 40, who has spent his entire career with the Cardinals. “who am I kidding?”

Wainwright has had a breakout 2021 campaign and will begin next week’s National League wild card game for the Cardinals against either the San Francisco Giants or the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander has a 17-7 record and 3.05 ERA in 32 starts this season, including three full games and one shutout.

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Wainwright has won 10 of his last 11 decisions, with 11 quality starts during that time.

“Adam has been a constant for the Cardinals for nearly two decades, and he continues to perform at a distinguished level that is historic in nature,” said team president John Moziliak.

Earlier this season, Wainwright joined Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals pitcher with 2,000 career strikes.

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

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