The Associated PressJUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Shortstop Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $26 million, six-year contract, a deal that includes team options for 2024 and 2025.
The 24-year-old made his major league debut last May 28 and hit .285 with a team-high 25 homers and 65 RBIs in 108 games. He was selected by St. Louis from Illinois St. in the fourth round of the 2015 amateur draft.
DeJong is 3 for 14 with a double and two RBIs in spring training this year.
His deal, announced Monday, covers up to four years of arbitration eligibility and one-to-three years of free agent eligibility.