Watch: New Cardinals pitcher Mikolas once ate a live lizard
Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The St. Louis Cardinals inked a relative unknown to a $15.5-million contract on Tuesday.

Not only did they claim themselves someone who revived his career in Japan, but the Cardinals also acquired a player with an interesting nickname and past.

Pitcher Miles Mikolas is sometimes referred to as the "Lizard King" - a nickname given to him after eating a live lizard following a lost bet in 2011 when he was with the San Diego Padres organization.

Comments
Watch: New Cardinals pitcher Mikolas once ate a live lizard
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
RELATED NEWS
The slowest hit by pitch in @MLB history?
Brewers utility man Perez plunks batter with 48-mph pitch during blowout 🐌
That's what speed do. 🏃‍♂️ #RaisedRoyal
Catchers can run too: Royals' Butera busts around bases for inside-the-park HR
WHAT A COMEBACK! Down 2 with 2 outs in the 9th, and @RaysBa...
Down to final out, Rays' Robertson blasts walk-off grand slam
2 at-bats, 2 dingers for @TheRealMattKemp.
Kemp continues to build on his incredible season with 2nd HR of game
Reflexes = 🐱 Throw = 💪
Martin shows off his reflexes and strong arm with magnificent play
.@RealCarlosGomez: Hello. @RaysBaseball Fan: Will you hit a ...
Gomez keeping it light with fans at the Trop
Preserving the shutout in style. 😱
Leury Garcia with the leaping grab
SEE MORE STORIES