Cardinals extend contracts of president, GM, manager
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St. Louis Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. announced contract extensions for president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, vice president and general manager Mike Girsch, and manager Mike Shildt during a press conference Tuesday, according to Anne Rogers of

Mozeliak's contract was extended for three years beginning in 2021, while Girsch received a two-year extension after having his 2020 club option picked up.

"I'm personally excited to remain with the Cardinals organization and thrilled to continue to lead our baseball operations group," Mozeliak said, according to a team release. "We will continue to explore all avenues to make sure the Cardinals remain at the forefront as our game continues to evolve."

Shildt, meanwhile, got a new three-year deal that runs through the 2022 season and essentially replaces the final year of his old contract.

Financial terms of the three new deals were not disclosed.

Mozeliak joined the Cardinals' front office in 1995 in the scouting department before being promoted to GM in October 2007 and then to his current position 10 years later. Under his watch as either GM or president, the Cardinals have never posted a losing record. They've also made seven playoff appearances and won five division titles, two NL pennants, and the 2011 World Series.

Girsch has been GM since 2017 and has worked for the Cardinals since 2006. He served as Mozeliak's assistant before moving into his current role.

Shildt replaced Mike Matheny as interim manager of the Cardinals midway through 2018 and was hired permanently after leading the struggling team to a strong finish.

In his first full season as manager, the 51-year-old led the Cardinals to 91 wins and the NL Central title, along with their first NLCS appearance in five years. Shildt was named a finalist for 2019 NL Manager of the Year on Monday.

Mozeliak also announced that Shildt's entire coaching staff will return in 2020.

Cardinals extend contracts of president, GM, manager
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