The Cardinals and second baseman Kolten Wong have agreed to a five-year extension.
The Cardinals and second baseman Kolten Wong have agreed to a five-year extension, the team announced Wednesday.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported the deal. The contract includes a team option for a sixth year, according to the report.
SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports the deal guarantees Wong $25.5 million over the five-year period, beginning in 2016.
The agreement will keep Wong with the Cardinals through at least 2020. The second baseman was set to enter arbitration after this season before signing his new deal.
The 2016 season will be Wong’s third straight year as St. Louis’ starting second baseman. Last year, he hit .262 with 11 home runs and 61 RBIs. In his career, Wong has hit .250 with 23 home runs and 103 RBIs.