ST. LOUIS, Mon – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that the club had to avoid going to arbitration with three players while getting one step closer to that process with the ace of rotation.

The team confirmed one-year contracts with outfielder Harrison Bader and pitchers Jordan Hicks and Alex Reyes. The terms of the contract were not disclosed, but our news partners at St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirm that Bader’s is a one-year contract for $ 2 million while Reyes is a one-year contract for $ 900,000.

The Cardinals were unable to reach an agreement with pitcher Jack Flaherty before the Friday afternoon deadline, which means the two sides will exchange salary proposals that may come before an arbitration hearing, although an agreement is still possible. Flaherty’s contract was extended by $ 604,500 in 2020, and according to a Spotrac forecast, a 2021 deal could be nearly four times that amount in 2021.

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