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
Bat drop.MP4
Dodgers' Muncy drills game-tying HR in 9th
Ohtani in a pinch.
Ohtani blows game wide open with 3-run HR
Rally 🧢 on!
Dodgers stage late rally vs. Mariners with 8th-inning HRs from Turner, Bellinger
Almost.
Puig throws glove down in frustration after failing to catch foul ball
3 runs in the 9th, 2 in the 10th. Tonight the @Rockies refu...
Rockies' LeMahieu seals 3rd straight victory vs. Braves with HR to deep center
Canada gave up a game-tying home run in the 6th inning of an...
Canadian Little Leaguer tips cap to opponent after surrendering game-tying HR
It’s Trevor Time in 3...2...1... #HOFfman
Hoffman immortalized with statue outside Petco Park
NUNbelievable
Hitters want nun of this: Sister delivers perfect strike before White Sox game
Is there still a chance a team could grab Bryce Harper or Da...
Harper, Murphy unlikely to be traded despite being placed on revocable trade waivers
I just hate that J.D. signing, Mike!
J.D. clobbers No. 38
"Can Jim Thome be the hero one more time?" No one has hit m...
Indians retire Thome's No. 25