Cards renew Flaherty and Hicks’ contracts, sign 20 players to pre-arbitration deals

Jack Flaherty, Cardinals spring training, Jupiter, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019.

The St. Louis Cardinals stayed busy on Saturday with the season approaching, renewing two contracts and signing 20 players to one-year deals for pre-arbitration players.

The Cardinals renewed the contracts of two young pitchers expected to play big roles in the 2019 season and beyond — Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks.

The list of players with 0 to 3 years of service time agreeing to deals were pitchers John Brebbia, Génesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Ryan Helsley, Dakota Hudson, Mike Mayers, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Alex Reyes and Tyler Webb, infielders Yairo Muñoz, Drew Robinson, Edmundo Sosa and Ramŏn Urías and outfielders Harrison Bader, Adolís García, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams.