Mozeliak's tenure extended through 2018

The general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, John Mozeliak, has received another contract extension.

On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2018 season. This seems to be an annual matter, at least during the last two springs. In February 2013, the Cardinals signed the 45-year-old to a three-year extension that is covering the 2014 through 2016 seasons.

Mozeliak, the 12th general manager in Cardinals history, is a 19-year veteran of the Cardinals front office who has served as the team's GM the last six seasons (2008-2013). Prior to that, he served as assistant general manager under his predecessor, Walt Jocketty.

During Mozeliak's tenure as general manager, the Cardinals have advanced to the postseason four times, winning the World Series in 2011, and the National League title in 2013. The Cardinals have twice been recognized by Baseball America as the Organization of the Year (2011, 2013) for success in scouting and player development.

In recent years, Mozeliak has signed core players Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Allen Craig, and Matt Carpenter to long-term agreements with the Cardinals. This winter, he signed controversial free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year contract, extended Carpenter's contract for six years, and acquired Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk from the Angels for David Freese and Fernando Salas.

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