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By SI Wire
January 15, 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals and start pitcher Lance Lynn have agreed to a three-year deal through 2017, the team announced Thursday

The agreement ensures that the two sides will avoid salary arbitration. 

Lynn has 48 wins since 2012, the third-most among National League pitchers. He finished 15-10 with a 2.74 ERA in 2014, helping the Cardinals reach the National League Championship Series before they were eliminated by the San Francisco Giants

The deal is worth $22 million over three years, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports

The Cardinals also agreed to a one-year deal with catcher Tony Cruz

- Stanley Kay

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