Adam Wainwright Postponing Contract Talks Until Offseason

Aug 26, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) pitches during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has told team officials that he would prefer to wait until the end of the 2012 season before discussing a contract extension, reports Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright has informed the club that he prefers to wait until completion of this season and any postseason play before negotiating over a contract extension.

Wainwright told reporters, including Strauss that he doesn’t "want to do anything to create a distraction" for himself or the Cardinals.

After a tough start to the season, Wainwright has rebounded nicely. He exited the month of June with a 4.75 ERA, but has since lowered the mark to 3.63 by posting marks of 2.76 and 1.47 in July and August.

Wainwright is under team control for one more season, as the 31-year-old is set to make $12 million in 2013. He owns a career ERA of 3.08 over seven seasons in the majors.

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