Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn has signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to multiple reports. The deal, reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, will pay Lynn $10 million for the 2024 season and includes an option for 2025 that could increase the contract’s value to $26 million.
Lynn began the 2023 season with the White Sox, posting a 6-9 record with a 6.47 ERA before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Dodgers, he went 7-2 with a 4.36 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 64 innings. The pitcher previously spent the first six seasons of his career with the Cardinals, winning a World Series ring in 2011 and a National League pennant in 2013.
Lynn’s return to the Cardinals marks a homecoming for the pitcher, who has strong ties to the team and the area. He currently lives nearby in southern Illinois, adding to the significance of the move. The deal is pending a physical exam, but it’s clear that Lynn’s return to the Cardinals is an important one for both him and the team.