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Third baseman Nolan Arenado staying with Cardinals

Oct 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) at the batting cage before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado has told the St. Louis Cardinals he is opting into the remainder of his five-year, $144 million contract, The Athletic reported Saturday.

Arenado, 31, will remain with the Cardinals through the 2027 season after declining the second and final opt-out on his deal.

Arenado batted .293 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs in 148 games in 2022 while earning his seventh selection to the All-Star Game.

The nine-time Gold Glove winner is a career .289/.346/.535 hitter with 299 homers, 968 RBIs and 1,520 hits in 1,384 games with the Colorado Rockies (2013-20) and Cardinals.

–Field Level Media