St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle McClellan throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Monday, July 25, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 2, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) By Brian Blanco
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and right-handed pitcher Kyle McClellan have agreed on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Terms were not disclosed.
The team announced the agreement Tuesday. The 27-year-old McClellan was 6-6 with a 4.21 ERA in 17 starts last season, stepping in for the injured Adam Wainwright. He was also 6-1 in 26 relief appearances for the World Series champions.
In his four major league seasons, McClellan is 19-22 with a 3.61 ERA.