Kolten Wong agrees to $25.5M, 5-year deal with Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Making a long-term commitment to Kolten Wong as their second baseman, the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Wednesday to a $25.5 million, five-year contract with the 25-year-old.
Wong gets $1.25 million this year, $2.5 million in 2017, $4 million in 2018, $6.5 million in 2019 and $10.25 million in 2020. St. Louis has a $12.5 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout.
He would have been eligible for salary arbitration next winter and for free agency after the 2019 World Series.