Mike Matheny led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2012 National League Championship Series in his first season as manager. (Photo by Keith Allison/flickr)
By The Associated Press
JUPITER, Fla. - 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 said 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.