Three "Mo" Years for Cardinals GM

Contract extension for St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak covers years 2011-13.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the team through 2013.

Mozeliak, 41, was named to his current position on October 31, 2007, and was a key architect of Cardinals teams that reached the postseason seven times during the decade of the 2000s while also winning a World Championship and two National League pennants.

"We are pleased to announce that "Mo" will continue overseeing the baseball operations of the St. Louis Cardinals for the next several years," said Cardinals' Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. "We felt that it was important to get this well deserved agreement in place now to better enable Mo to carry out his responsibilities of guiding the team both now and in the future."

During Mozeliak's three-year tenure as G.M., the Cardinals won the N.L. Central title in 2009 and Mo has made several impact deals to acquire players such as All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday. In addition to signing Holliday to the largest contract in franchise history, Mozeliak signed All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and All-Star pitcher Adam Wainwright to contract extensions that helped to ensure some of the game's top young talents would remain with the Cardinals for the foreseeable future.

Mozeliak, a 15-year veteran of the Cardinals front office, began his baseball career in 1993 with the Colorado Rockies and has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 1995.

Upon his promotion in 2007, "Mo" became the 12th man in more than 100 years of Cardinals baseball to serve as the club's general manager.

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