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.