The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the agreement of a one year contract with pitcher Chasen Shreve for the 2019 season.
Eligible for arbitration, Shreve was acquired via the Luke Voit trade with the New York Yankees on July 28th. Appearing in 20 games for the Cardinals, he allowed five runs and 14 hits in 14.2 innings with 16 strikeouts and nine walks.
Shreve will be among those in the mix to compete for a bullpen role with the team in 2019.
In his last eight appearances of the season, the left-hander held opponents to a .235 average (4-22) and allowed only one homerun.
Overall, Shreve combined to go 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA and one save in a career-high 60 appearances between New York and St. Louis.
Besides agreeing to the new deal with Shreve, the Cardinals also announced they tendered contracts to their other arbitration-eligible players: Dominic Leone, Marcell Ozuna, and Michael Wacha. The players may accept those offers, continue to negotiate, or go to an arbitration hearing in early 2019 to decide their salary.
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