• Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 23, 2013
    At the end of the deal, Motte will be a free agent. Though the financial terms of Motte's deal were not immediately known, the figures exchanged between the Cardinals and Motte last week provide some insight into where both sides were sitting. By signing Motte for more than the requisite one year, the club receives cost certainty and will not have to go through the arbitration process with Motte again next year. Motte, on the other hand, receives financial security regardless of his 2013 performance. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. He is one of only four Cardinals to ever reach that 40-save plateau.ST. The Cardinals announced the agreement on Tuesday afternoon and can now turn their attention to finalizing 2013 contracts with David Freese and Marc Rzepczynski, the club's two arbitration-eligible players who remain unsigned.
    Sources: MLB.com CNNSI.com

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