Cardinals extend contract of GM, option on Matheny

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 10:30 AM

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny.

The 44-year-old Mozeliak will now be with the Cardinals through 2016. Matheny, in the second year of a two-year contract, is now guaranteed through next year. Terms were not announced.

Chairman William DeWitt says the management team shares the same vision and he praised both managers, saying Matheny did a "remarkable" job in his first season, coming within a win of taking the team to a second straight World Series.

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