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Cardinals sign Matt Carpenter to 6-year extension

Jupiter, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed infielder Matt Carpenter to a six-year contract extension reportedly worth $52 million.

The deal runs through 2019 and includes an option for the 2020 season.

Carpenter is coming off a breakout 2013 season in which he hit .318 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI while leading the majors in hits (199), runs scored (126) and doubles (55).

An All-Star second baseman last season, Carpenter will make the switch to third base this season. Rookie Kolten Wong will be St. Louis' primary second baseman.

Over parts of three seasons with the Cardinals, Carpenter has hit .306 with 78 doubles, 17 homers and 124 RBI.

03/08 11:43:01 ET