Cardinals, Goldschmidt agree to 5-year, $130M extension
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The St. Louis Cardinals have locked up All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt long term.

The extension, set to take effect next year and run through 2024, will be for five years and $130 million. Goldschmidt's deal is the largest in Cardinals history, both by total dollars and average annual value.

Goldschmidt's deal won't contain any opt-outs and he'll receive a full no-trade clause.

Goldschmidt was scheduled to enter free agency after the coming season. He'll earn $14.5 million in 2019, the final year of a deal he inked with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014.

The 31-year-old is about to enter his first season with the Cardinals, who acquired him from Arizona in an offseason trade. A three-time NL MVP finalist, Goldschmidt has collected three Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger awards during his stellar eight-year career.

Last season, he appeared in 158 games for the D-Backs - his fourth straight season playing in 150-plus contests - and slashed .290/.389/.533 with 33 homers, 35 doubles, 83 RBIs, 90 walks, and seven steals en route to a sixth-place finish in MVP voting.

Cardinals, Goldschmidt agree to 5-year, $130M extension
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