Cardinals, David Freese agree to one-year contract
Saturday, February 9, 2013 | 7:54 p.m. CST
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese have reached agreement on a one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. The Cardinals have now come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players.
Freese is a native of St. Louis County The third baseman hit .283 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs last season and earned his first All-Star appearance. In 2011, he won the Babe Ruth Award for the postseason's best player and the World Series MVP, helping the Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
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