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Cardinals Sign Relief Veteran Luke Gregerson To Two-Year Deal

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Free agent right-handed reliever and 2017 World Series champion Luke Gregerson is heading back to the team that drafted him in 2006.

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals and Gregerson officially completed a two-year, $11 million deal after Gregerson passed a physical; the deal contains a vesting option for a third year.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of a winning organization and to go back to the team that drafted me,” said Gregerson. “They’re (St. Louis) a winning team. They always find ways to put guys on the field who are capable of what needs to be done to find themselves back in the postseason. Even though it’s been a couple years now, you can see the fight that has been there, and they have just fallen short at the end. I think it just takes a few pieces here and there to put it back together.”

Gregerson, 33, is a nine-year Major League veteran who’s pitched previously for the San Diego Padres (2009-13), Oakland Athletics (2014), and Houston Astros (2015-17). He’s made at least 59 appearances each year he’s pitched, and at least 72 in five of them.

In 2017, Gregerson struggled for the Astros going 2-3 in 65 games with a career-worst 4.57 ERA (previous worst was 3.28 in 2016) and career-high 13 home runs allowed (previous high was eight in 2010). During the playoffs, he tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings across five playoff relief appearances during Houston’s World Series run.

Overall in 623 career games (all in relief), Gregerson is 35-36 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, .216 BAA, and 607 strikeouts in 599 innings.

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Cardinals Activate Adam Wainwright, Will Start Tonight

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred right hander Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to make a roster spot for the returning Wainwright.

Wainwright, 37, will first appearance since May 13 when he takes the mound tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wacha is likely done for the season.

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