The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly agreed to a new contract with righthanded starter Lance Lynn. CBS tweeter Jon Heyman broke the news of the three-year pact worth a reported $22 million. The contract allows the Cardinals and Lynn to avoid arbitration this year as well as for 2016 and 2017. All of Lynn's arbitration-eligible seasons are covered by the deal and none of his free-agency eligible years are. There are no options tacked onto the end.
In his St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on the extension, Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold reports that incentives based on game started could add up to $1.5 million to the overall value of the contract.
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