Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cards Sign Guilmet to Minor League Deal

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cards Sign Guilmet to Minor League Deal

Article excerpt

New starter Miles Mikolas is not the only pitcher the Cardinals hope to see flourish after a return from playing oversees.

The Cardinals have agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Preston Guilmet, who last pitched in Tokyo.

The righthander will receive an invitation to major league spring training, and stands to make $600,000 plus incentives if he reaches the majors, according to a FanRagSports.com report.

Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said Guilmet could provide bullpen depth at Class AAA Memphis. How he competes during spring training could increase his impact.

Guilmet, 30, has not pitched in the majors since 2015, when the journeyman reliever split time between the Rays and Brewers. He spent the entire 2016 season at the Class AAA level.

But last season he posted a 3. …

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