Cardinals Sign Pitcher Miles Mikolas From Japan

Marco Green
December 6, 2017

The St. Louis Cardinals signed right-hander Miles Mikolas to a two-year contract Tuesday, according to multiple reports. The addition of Mikolas will provide some extra depth to the Cardinals' rotation, and will also give the team some flexibility in trade talks, throughout the rest of the offseason.

Mikolas is hoping to follow in the footsteps of several MLB players who had trouble in the majors and went over to play internationally, where they reinvigorated their careers. He spent the previous two seasons in San Diego, which took him in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.

The former Rangers and Padres pitcher spent three seasons in Major League Baseball from 2012-14, pitched in 54 games (14 starts) and posted an ERA of 5.32. The 29-year-old owns a 31-13 mark with a 2.18 ERA in 62 starts during that time, including 14-8 with a 2.25 ERA in 27 starts last season. He signed with Yomiuri in 2015 and found immediate success, posting a 1.92 ERA in 21 starts during his first season in Japan. He was 2-5 with a 6.44 ERA for the Rangers in 2014, making 10 starts.

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