By William Roche
By signing this new contract, Wainwright will receive $17.5 million, $7.5 million of which will be fixed, and the other $10 million will be deferred between prizes and bonuses for results achieved throughout the season, a very important detail that will keep him focused. campaign to achieve its goals throughout the season. He won 11 games and lost 12 in 32 starts this 2022, with a 3.71 earned run average and 143 strikeouts in 191.2 innings pitched.
In 17 seasons in the majors, Adam Wainwright was invited to the All-Star Game three times and put up great numbers like his 195 hits, 2,147 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in 2,567 innings and a third of work. He has two World Series rings, one against the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and one against the Texas Rangers in 2011. If he reaches 211 hits, he will be the second-winningest pitcher in franchise history, surpassing only Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, who finished with 251.
San Luis operations president John Moseliak and team manager Oliver Marmol expressed on more than one occasion during the 2022 season that they wanted Wainwright to stick around for one more year because, at 41, he is still a star. Exercises great leadership in the box and in the clubhouse, setting a good example for other pitchers.