Lance Lynn, the former Chicago White Sox pitcher, has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. According to reports by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Lynn will be paid $10 million for the 2024 season, with an option for 2025 that could increase the contract to $26 million.
Lynn began his career with the Cardinals and spent six seasons with the team before being traded to the White Sox in 2017. He had a successful run with the Dodgers in 2023, where he went 7-2 with an ERA of 4.36. However, his time with the White Sox was not as successful, as he had a record of 6-9 and an ERA of 6.47.
Despite his recent struggles, Lynn’s return to the Cardinals aligns well with his previous successes with the team. He won a World Series ring in 2011 and a National League pennant in 2013 while playing for St. Louis. This move could be seen as a homecoming for Lynn and an opportunity for him to rekindle his form and contribute to another championship run for the Cardinals.