Cardinals sign Shreve to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

Left-hander Chasen Shreve will remain with the Cardinals in 2019 after agreeing to a one-year deal on Friday.
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ST. LOUIS — Left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday.

Shreve can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50; $75,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $50,000 for 65.

The 28-year-old was 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA and one save in a career-high 60 appearances this year for the New York Yankees and the Cardinals, who acquired him on July 28 along with right-hander Giovanny Gallegos for first baseman Luke Voit and $1 million in international signing bonus pool allocation. Shreve was 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA for St. Louis.

Shreve earned $805,000 during the 2018 season.