The AP is reporting, ” Less than a year after making his big league debut, Paul DeJong was rewarded with a long-term deal. And that was worth hugs all around.
The shortstop and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to a $26 million, six-year contract that includes team options for 2024 and 2025.
“It gives me a sense of security, just knowing that I’m going to be here and kind of just confirms my thoughts about wanting to be a Cardinal for my life,” DeJong said. “To me to be able to sign a potentially eight-year deal just seems like I’m cementing myself in the Cardinals organization. I don’t ever want to leave.”…”