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Cardinals, Wainwright in talks for 2020 contract

'I think both parties would love to find a way to make it work.' - John Mozeliak on talking with Adam Wainwright about a contract for 2020

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak confirmed the team is working on bringing veteran starter Adam Wainwright back for another season in 2020.

Mozeliak confirmed the team and Wainwright were in talks about a new contract during the team's end of season press conference on Tuesday.

"We are still in discussions on potentially a contract for next year. Clearly both parties would like to try to find a way to make it work and that's what we'll try to do over the next week or two," Mozeliak said.

Wainwright has been with the Cardinals for 14 seasons, totaling 162 wins, a career 3.39 ERA, three all-star nods, two gold gloves, a silver slugger award and two World Series titles, even though he did not pitch in 2011.

Wainwright returned on a one year deal last season that was mostly incentive based. He ended up earning the maximum incentives he could, with 31 starts, a 4.19 ERA and two memorable postseason performances.

The 38-year-old Wainwright is fourth all-time in wins for the franchise, and would move into a tie for third with Bob Forsch with one more win.

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