St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn
Oct 12, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning during game two of the 2014 NLCS playoff baseball game at Busch Stadium. Reuters

Lance Lynn will extend his stay with the St. Louis Cardinals signing a three-year $22 million deal with the team that drafted him in the first round in 2008 and has suited up in the last four years. The 27-year-old pitcher, who will get paid $7 million in 2015 and $7.5 million in 2016 and 2017 plus performance bonuses per year, was among Major League Baseball’s (MLB) winningest pitchers in the last three seasons.

Lynn will earn roughly $22M after getting just $535,000 last year a big jump after posting a 15-10 record with a 2.74 ERA in 33 games. In the last three years, he was credited with 48 wins the third-most among all National League (NL) pitchers. Lynn has been a key player in the Cardinals rotation and has helped the squad to a franchise-record four consecutive postseasons.

"His performance has led to much success for both he and the Cardinals organization," general manager John Mozeliak said in an official statement about the signing. ”We look forward to his continued growth.”

Lynn also posted the news in his Twitter account, the first ever post by the pitcher in his social media account.

To Cardinals nation thanks for all the support and looking forward to the next three years. it's going to be a fun ride

— Lance Lynn (@lancelynn31) January 15, 2015

Lynn’s 2.74 ERA in 2014 is a career-high after posting above 3.1 ERA in his first three seasons. For his career, he has a record of 49–28 with a total of 599 strikeouts. He won an MLB championship with the Cardinals in 2011 when they won the World Series against the Texas Rangers and was named an MLB All-Star in 2012.

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