Mikolas open to extension talks with Cards

MLB.com

Miles Mikolas said on Sunday that he is open to discussing the possibility of a contract extension with the Cardinals before he hits free agency, and he will put no parameters on when those discussions can take place.

Mikolas is one of three members of the club's projected Opening Day rotation, along with Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha, who is about to enter the final year of his current contract. Wainwright intends to go year-by-year with his commitments, while Wacha said on Sunday that he hasn't "even really thought anything about" possible negotiations ahead.

Mikolas, on the other hand, has.

"Obviously, everyone knows I'm from Jupiter, [Fla.]," said Mikolas, whose hometown also happens to be the location of the Cardinals' Spring Training complex. "So that's an ideal situation. You can't hide that fact.

"It's something that the Cardinals and my agency have to work out, [and] if the numbers work out, and everything turns out to be [there], it's absolutely something that could happen."

The Cards have tended to push discussions surrounding extensions to this time of year, once arbitration cases have been settled and big offseason moves have been made. Oftentimes, those talks will extend into Spring Training. Mikolas is open to that, and he is willing to continue negotiating into the regular season, if necessary.

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