Michael Wacha headed to New York on 1-year deal, per reports

The 28-year-old was drafted by the Cardinals in 2012 in the first round and he debuted with St. Louis in 2013.

Sam Masterson
December 11, 2019 - 4:13 pm
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha is on his way to New York according to multiple reports that he's signed a deal with the New York Mets for one year and a guaranteed $3 million, with up to $7 million in incentives. 

The deal was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, among others. 

Wacha, 28, had a 4.76 ERA in 29 games (24 of those were starts). It was a career-worst year for him in terms of allowing long balls, with 1.8 home runs allowed per nine innings. 

The 2015 All-Star was demoted to the bullpen in his last season in St. Louis. He was originally drafted by St. Louis in the first round of the 2012 draft and made his MLB debut in St. Louis a year later. 

Over his first three seasons in St. Louis (2013-15) he was 26-14 with a 3.21 ERA and eight K's per nine innings. 

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