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MLB superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado will remain a St. Louis Cardinal for the foreseeable future after opting into the remaining five years and $144 million left on his contract.
The team has yet to make an official announcement on the news but the initial report came from Katie Woo of The Athletic.
Arenado had an MVP-caliber season in 2022, leading St. Louis to an NL Central title hitting .293 with 30 home runs and 103 RBI. He was a part of a superstar tandem with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who should be the frontrunner for NL MVP after hitting .317 with 35 HRs and 115 RBI.
Arenado was also named a finalist for the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards for 2022. He’s previously won the Silver Slugger four times and is already an impressive nine-time winner of the Gold Glove.
With how the trade worked between the Cardinals and Colorado Rockies, the Rockies are currently on tap to pay St. Louis $16 million next season as Arenado’s former employer still has $31.5 million in total to payout to the Cardinals.
Updates to follow