Cards reach $9 million deal with new OF Ozuna

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with newly acquired outfielder Marcell Ozuna, avoiding arbitration.

The Cardinals also reached one-year deals on Friday with outfielder Randal Grichuk, right-hander Michael Wacha and left-hander Tyler Lyons. Wacha’s agreement is worth $5.3 million.

Ozuna is coming off a breakout season. He hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBI for the Miami Marlins, then was traded to St. Louis in December.

Grichuk batted .238 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI last year, his second straight 20-homer season. Wacha was 12-9 with a 4.13 ERA in 30 starts, and Lyons was 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA in 50 relief appearances.

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