Cardinals, Gant avoid arbitration by signing one-year, $1.3 million contract

January 10, 2020

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with reliever John Gant, settling for a one-year deal worth $1.3 million on Friday.

Gant was a key piece out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2019. In 66.1 innings of work, Gant sported a 3.66 ERA while posting an impressive 11-1 record.

The Cardinals acquired Gant in the deal that shipped starter Jaime García to the Atlanta Braves in 2016. The 27-year old has appeared in 90 games over the two-year stretch in St. Louis.