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Cardinals Sign RHP Nick Wittgren

Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

On Sunday afternoon, the Cardinals signed right-handed pitcher Nick Wittgren to a one-year contract worth $1.2 million.

Wittgren, entering his age-31 season, was drafted by the Marlins in 2012 and made his big-league debut in 2016. Wittgren pitched for two seasons with Miami before joining Cleveland in 2019. Wittgren appeared in a career-high 60 games as a reliever in 2021 and posted a 4.84 FIP with an 8.8 K/9 rate. Over the past three seasons with the Guardians, Wittgren had a 117 ERA+. Out of 258 career appearances, Wittgren has made just one start.

Wittgren joins Drew VerHagen as the two newest Cardinals — both signed since the lockout officially ended last week, and both providing the club with some always-welcomed pitching depth.

Wittgren will wear number 30 on his Cardinals jersey.