Sonny Gray Aug 13, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals continued the offseason renovation of their starting pitching Monday, signing All-Star right-hander Sonny Gray.

The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal reported terms of the deal as three years and $75 million.

There had been rumblings of discontent among Cardinals fans last week when the team signed a pair of 36-year-old former All-Star starters in Kyle Gibson and Lance Lynn, with some fans wondering if they would go after a top-of-the-rotation starter.

The Cards got that in Gray, who went 8-8 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 starts for the Minnesota Twins last season. He also boasted an MLB-leading 2.83 FIP and finished second in the Cy Young Award balloting behind Gerrit Cole.

The 34-year-old veteran has a 98-85 record and 3.47 ERA in 11 seasons that also included stints with the Athletics, Reds and Yankees.

Cardinals fans were generally pleased with the signing, although some were disappointed the team didn’t target Blake Snell or Japanese phenom Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

[Ken Rosenthal, The Athletic; Jon Heyman, New York Post]

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