Cardinals bring back Wainwright on 1-year deal
Terms were not announced.
Wainwright, 38, is coming off his best season since 2014. The right-hander went 14-10 with a 4.19 ERA and 153 strikeouts. He made two starts in three postseason appearances, pitching 16 2/3 innings with 19 strikeouts and a 1.62 ERA.
The 15-year veteran — all with the Cardinals — ranked sixth in the National League in wins and ninth in walks allowed (64).
For his career, Wainwright has a 162-95 record with 1,776 strikeouts and a 3.39 ERA.