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Cardinals make offers to Heyward, Lackey


The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have made offers to outfielder Jason Heyward and right-handed pitcher John Lackey.

Lackey, 37, is a 13-year Major League veteran and ranked among the National League pitching leaders in wins (13, T12th), earned run average (2.77, 7th), innings pitched (218.0, 6th) and quality starts (26, 4th), while setting a career-high and tied for the Major League lead with 29 double plays induced.

He tied his career-best with 33 starts in 2015 while posting a 13-10 record with a 2.77 ERA.

Lackey started Game 1 of 4 of the National League Division Series against Chicago, including 7.1 scoreless innings in Game 1 on his way to his career postseason win.

Heyward, 26, led the Cardinals with .293 batting average, while hitting 13 home runs and tallying 60 RBI.

He posted career highs in hits (160), doubles (33) and a team-leading 23 stolen bases. He is currently a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove award among National League right-fielders, after winning the award in 2012 and 2014.

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