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Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals reach agreement on four-year, $44 million deal, sources say

Starting pitcher Steven Matz, a key component to a turnaround season for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday night.

Matz, a 6-foot-2 left-hander, found his stride in the American League East, and on a team with a deep starting rotation, he often stole the headlines in Toronto this summer. In just one season with the Blue Jays, he posted a 14-7 record, with a 3.