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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty won his arbitration hearing Saturday and is set to make $3.9 million this coming season. 

The Cardinals offered Flaherty $3 million following a 2020 season in which he finished 4-3 with a 4.91 ERA in 40 1/3 innings. 

This is Flaherty’s first time going through the arbitration process; he will be eligible for free agency following the 2023 season. 

A year removed from declining a contract from the Cardinals that he was unsatisfied with, Flaherty — who finished fourth in National League Cy Young voting in 2019 —  didn’t shy away from making his feelings

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