Holliday, Cards finalize $120 million, 7-year deal - KMOV.com

Holliday, Cards finalize $120 million, 7-year deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized their $120 million, seven-year contract.

The sides reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday that was subject to a physical, and they held a news conference Thursday.

Dealt to the Cardinals from Oakland in July, Holliday hit .353 with 13 homers and 55 RBIs in 63 games for St. Louis. Holliday, who turns 30 on Jan. 15, helped propel the team to the NL Central title while batting cleanup behind NL MVP Albert Pujols.

The deal likely sets a floor for the Cardinals' talks with Pujols, the three-time NL MVP who is entering the final guaranteed season of a $100 million, seven-year deal that includes a $16 million team option for 2011.

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