Miles Mikolas is set to join Team USA in the World Baseball Classic this coming spring.
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander won 12 games during the regular season and posted a 3.29 ERA, earning his second National League All-Star nod.
FOX Sports announced the news of the veteran right-hander’s commitment on Twitter.
The Lizard King, Miles Mikolas joins Team USA! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/xOqJ0Jn6sn
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) December 12, 2022
Mikolas To Represent Team USA
The World Baseball Classic will make its triumphant return next spring after being postponed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Classic last took place in 2017.
That year, the Americans emerged victorious.
Mikolas will now look to help Team USA defend its title.
The Americans will be led by former MLB star Mark DeRosa, who currently serves as an analyst on MLB Network and was teammates with Wainwright in 2009.
Mikolas was one of the Cardinals most reliable pitchers in 2022.
Though he did not pitch in the All-Star Game, he was St. Louis’ best starting pitcher for much of the season and even drew the start in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in the postseason.