Cardinals interested to extend Oh Seung-hwan’s contract after the 2017 season

The St. Louis Cardinals, according to Kim Dong-wook (Oh’s agent, and head of Sports Intelligence Agency) who have made contact with the organization this month, said that the team is willing to extend Oh’s contract after the 2017 season (on a long-term deal) where he’ll be an impending FA, according to the report. The Cardinals have already included Oh in their plans for next season after signing a one-year deal (5 million USD, incentives included) along with an added club option (6 million USD) for the 2017 season back in early January of this year… Oh, according to local news outlets, will receive a total of 11 million USD for accomplishing the club’s expectations via triggered incentives in his first year, along with the Cardinals picking up his club option for the 2017 season.

Cardinals Oh Seung-hwan, 34, posted very solid numbers in his first year playing in the big leagues this season, having a record of 6-3 and an earned run average of 1.92 in 76 games played (79.2 innings pitched) while racking up 19 saves in the year. Originally, Oh was supposed to be in the set-up role alongside Seth Maness and Kevin Seigrist after signing with them in the previous off-season, but due to Trevor Rosenthal’s struggles in the season, Oh became the Cardinals primary closer, he also finished 3rd place for the NL ROY votes alongside Rockies pitcher Jon Gray, and Mets pitcher Steven Matz .

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