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Miles Mikolas | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals signed RHP Miles Mikolas to a two-year, $15.5 million contract.
The deal was reported Tuesday morning and it's now official. The Cardinals faced plenty of competition to sign Mikolas after a three-year stint in Japan where he posted a quality 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings. The club is hoping that his second stint in MLB goes better than his first. The 29-year-old is expected to slide into the Cardinals' rotation in 2018. Tue, Dec 5, 2017 01:33:00 PM

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According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Cardinals are nearing a multi-year agreement with free agent right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that it's a two-year deal while Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that it's worth $15.5 million. Mikolas, who appeared in 37 games with the Padres and Rangers from 2012-2014, has spent the last three seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League while posting a brilliant 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings over 62 starts. The 29-year-old didn't have much success in his previous chances in the majors, but clearly teams think he has figured something out. Mikolas will provide the Cardinals with additional flexibility with their rotation situation.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the representatives for free agent right-hander Miles Mikolas expect at least 10 MLB offers.

The 29-year-old hurler hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2014 season, spending the past three years with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League. There, he impressed with a 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings across 62 starts. The Rangers are one club that is rumored to be interested in a reunion, and it sounds like there could be competition for his services, enough so that he could land a big league deal.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:22:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of writes that the Rangers could consider a reunion with right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Mikolas, who appeared in 37 games with the Padres and Rangers from 2012-2014, has spent the last three seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League while posting a 2.18 ERA and 378/69 K/BB ratio in 424 2/3 innings over 62 starts. The 29-year-old is a free agent this winter and reportedly wants another shot in the majors. Both sides are familiar with each other and the Rangers have a history of investing in pitchers who have enjoyed success overseas, so it's a logical possibility.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 02:25:00 PM

Miles Mikolas recently signed a new two-year, $5 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

After having his rights sold to the Japanese club prior to this past season, Mikolas went 13-3 with a 1.92 ERA in 21 starts. At 27 years old, Mikolas is still young enough to take another shot at pitching in MLB after his deal with Yomiuri expires.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 07:37:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will sell the rights to Miles Mikolas to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

Mikolas has put up some nice numbers in the minors but holds a 5.32 ERA over 37 appearances at the big league level. He should get a nice salary bump in Japan.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) experienced renewed discomfort the last time he played catch and is unlikely to return before the end of the 2014 season.

With the Rangers long out of contention, there is no reason to push him and risk further injury. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 6.44 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 38/18 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings (10 starts) on the season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing off a mound later this week.

He's resumed playing catch after receiving a cortisone injection in his fatigued right shoulder. Mikolas should return before the end of the season if all goes well from here on out, but it's unclear whether he'll be given any starts.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) was given a cortisone injection on Thursday.

He'll resume throwing once he's symptom-free of the shoulder fatigue that caused him to miss his last start. Robbie Ross will continue to hold down a rotation spot while Mikolas is out.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Mike Mikolas was scratched from Saturday's start against the Astros due to shoulder fatigue.

Robbie Ross will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take his place on Saturday. Mikolas, coming off the finest start of his career, will hopefully only need a couple of days of rest before he is able to rejoin the Rangers rotation.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Miles Mikolas painted eight shutout innings, striking out five, in a 2-0 victory Monday against the Mariners.

If Mikolas was Ace of Base, this start, easily the best of his career, would have been I Saw the Sign. Mikolas has been so startlingly inconsistent that very few fantasy owners were able to profit from this gem -- who would have entrusted a pitcher with a 1-5 record and 7.48 ERA with a starting fantasy spot, even in a deeper AL-only league? Mikolas hopes to stay hot in the state of Texas with a scheduled date in Houston set for Saturday.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Miles Mikolas was pounded for 10 runs in six-plus innings by the Rays in Wednesday's loss.

Sure, Mikolas was lit up and left in far too long because of the Rangers' lack of pitching depth, but at least he's drawing a major league salary, something that wouldn't be happening if he pitched for any other organization. He was actually pretty effective his previous two outings, but he's now 1-5 with a 7.71 ERA.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Mike Mikolas delivered his second consecutive strong start on Friday, but had to settle for a no-decision after allowing one run on four hits in his five innings of work.

Mikolas struck out four and walked three on the night. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Chris Carter in the fifth inning. Even with a pair of good recent starts, he still owns a troublesome 6.57 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the year. He should be avoided for Wednesday's start against the Rays in Arlington.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Miles Mikolas pitched seven innings of two-run ball on Saturday.

Mikolas was shelled for eight runs his last time out, so this was a nice, if somewhat unexpected bounce back. He struck out six and walked two, but ended up saddled with the loss. Texas simply couldn't score any runs to back him. Even with the sterling effort on Saturday, Mikolas' ERA sits at a ghastly 7.29. He doesn't merit fantasy consideration.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Mike Mikolas was hammered in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over his 4 2/3 innings.

Mikolas also issued four free passes while walking one. The A’s jumped on him with a five-run outburst in the second inning then chased him after adding on another pair in the fifth. He now owns a horrifying 8.54 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 16/9 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings on the year. If he continues to struggle, he may not sustain his spot in the Rangers rotation.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:35:00 PM

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2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
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