@MLB sources report that Adam Wainwright and the St Louis @Cardinals agree to a 5 year, $97.5M contract extension through 2018.
The two sides were negotiating quickly as a self imposed deadline to have a contract or wait until after the season was imposed by Wainwright.
The 31 right hander is 80-48 with a 3.15 ERA in his career. He went 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA last season after missing all of 2011 recovering from Tommy John surgery.
With the loss of Chris Carpenter, this signing was essential for the Cardinals. It is a fair deal for both sides and gives the Red Birds a bonafide ace for the foreseeable future.
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