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Cardinals Ink Andrew Miller to 2-Year Deal

Miller had a 4.24 ERA and struck out 45 batters in 34 innings last season

The St. Louis Cardinals have added another big-name player to their roster, signing relief pitcher Andrew Miller to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal officially on Friday morning. The contract will have a vesting option for the 2021 season, according to a press release, and will pay Miller $25 million over two seasons, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has been one of the league’s best closers, struggled last season in Cleveland, posting a 4.24 ERA and striking out 45 batters in 34 innings of work. He only had two saves on the season, but will be expected to take on a big role with the Cardinals.

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Miller is just the latest player to get added to the mix in St. Louis, after the Cubs’ bitter rival also added infielder Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this offseason.

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