JUPITER, Fla. — Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has reportedly agreed to a multi-year extension.
Monday morning, 5 On Your Side's Frank Cusumano confirmed the deal with the Cardinals. USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale reported the extension was a 6-year deal worth $26 million. According to Nightengale said the contract is the largest deal for any player with less than one years' service.
DeJong debuted against the Colorado Rockies last May and finished the season slashing .285/.325/.532 with 25 home runs in just 443 plate appearances in 108 games.
DeJong finished the 2017 season batting .285/.325/.532 with 25 home runs through just 443 plate appearances in 108 games. In total, DeJong accumulated 2.7rWAR and 3.0 fWAR, finishing second in the National League Rookie of the Year race to Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger.
An official announcement is expected.