Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals reach deal for 2022, sources say

Sources confirmed that the St. Louis Cardinals reached a one year extension with Adam Wainwright for 2022, according to ESPN.
The terms of the deal are not yet known. A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, at 3 p.m. ET Friday.

Right-hander, who has had a strong 2021 campaign, will be starting the National League wild card game for the Cardinals next Wednesday. In 32 starts, he's 17-7 and has a 3.05 ERA. This includes three complete games as well as a shutout. His 206 innings of pitched thus far is the most since 2014.

Wainwright won 10 of his 11 previous decisions, with 11 quality starts.

Yadier Molina is his long-time battery mate and has already committed to returning to the Cardinals in 2022 to complete his long career. They had to wait until the end of last offseason to sign back with St. Louis. The Cardinals handled the business before the offseason began.

Wainwright and Bob Gibson, both Cardinals pitchers, were the only ones to have 2,000 career strikeouts earlier this season.

First reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was the extension.