The Mets just announced that Johan Santana’s season is over:
An MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan yesterday
revealed that Mets pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a tear of the
anterior capsule of the left shoulder. The injury is located on the
front and bottom part of the shoulder close to the pectoral muscle,
resulting in discomfort radiating through both the pectoral muscle and
shoulder. Santana will undergo surgery in the near future and we
anticipate he will be able to resume throwing in the spring.”
That really stinks.
And you know damn well that Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo won’t visit him in the hospital.
ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas is sticking with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The right-hander signed a three-year, $55.75 million contract on Friday that will carry through the 2025 season.
The new deal replaces a $68 million, four-year contract signed in February 2019 that covered the 2020-23 seasons and was set to pay $15.75 million this year.
Mikolas will receive a $5 million signing bonus payable July 1 and will make $18.75 million in 2023 and $16 million in each of the following two seasons. Mikolas can earn a $250,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $50,000 for All-Star election or selection or winning a Gold Glove, $100,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $150,000 for World Series MVP.
Mikolas is scheduled to make the second opening-day start of his big league career next Thursday when the Cardinals host Toronto. Mikolas went 12-13 with a 3.29 ERA last season while helping St. Louis to the NL Central title.
“Miles stands among the top pitchers in the game today, and has continued to provide a steady presence for us both in the rotation and inside the clubhouse,” St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement.
Mikolas is 45-40 with a 3.79 in 143 games with San Diego, Texas and St. Louis. He recently pitched six shutout innings in two appearances for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic.