The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha (WAH’-kah) hammered out a $6.35 million contract, and the team also settled with outfielder Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nah).
Jacob DeGrom and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year, $17 million contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player.
DeGrom made $7.4 million while leading the majors with a 1.70 ERA and striking out 269 over 217 innings last season. He was selected to his second All-Star Game in 2018 and came away with the NL Cy Young Award.
The 30-year-old can become a free agent after the 2020 season if the Mets don’t sign him to a multiyear contract by then.
Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd), Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz also received 2019 contracts, as did outfielder Michael Conforto.
Baseball’s top home run hitter also worked out a one-year package to avoid arbitration. Khris Davis has accepted a $16.5 million deal with the…