Giants third baseman Evan Longoria to have finger surgery

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is scheduled for surgery Tuesday to repair a ligament in his right index finger.

The team announced Monday night that the veteran infielder would undergo the procedure in Los Angeles, performed by Dr. Steven Shin. A timeline for his return isn’t immediately clear because Longoria must keep the finger immobilized for at least 10 days after surgery before he is re-evaluated.

Longoria, 36, was limited to 81 games last season for the 107-win NL West champions because of a sprained left shoulder he injured July 5 in a collision with shortstop Brandon Crawford.

Longoria batted .261 with 13 homers and 46 RBIs. San Francisco traded for Kris Bryant during the season to give the club depth at third base given Longoria’s absence. Bryant signed with Colorado this offseason.

Cardinals sign pitcher Miles Mikolas to 3-year, $55.75M deal

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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.