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St. Louis Cardinals Agree To 1-Year Deal With Pitcher Kyle McClellan

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement on a 1-year contract with Kyle McClellan, according to STL Today. Terms of the deal have not yet become official, thought the 4th-year pro is due a raise from his $1.4M salary in 2011.

McClellan had spent the previous three seasons as a workhorse in the Cardinals' bullpen, but when injuries struck the team in 2011, McClellen was called on to start 17 games for the red birds.

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The Cardinals originally drafted McClellan in the 25th round of the 2002 Amateur Draft. In 2011, he managed a 4.19 ERA and 4.92 FIP in over 141.2 innings.

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