Cardinals sign Mike Matheny to three-year extension

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny comments on his contract extention at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on November 20, 2013. Matheny, who guided his team to the 2013 World Series in only his second year at the helm, has agreed to an extention through the 2017 season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have signed Manager Mike Matheny to a three-year extension through the 2020 season.

“Mike has continued the Cardinals tradition of winning in his first five years as manager and we are happy to extend his contract leading our club on the field through 2020,” said Cardinals Principal Owner and CEO, Bill DeWitt, Jr.

The 46-year-old has led the Cardinals to a 461-349 record over his five seasons as manager, averaging 92 wins per season, the most wins among all Major League managers since 2012.

Matheny stands 5th on the Cardinals all-time managerial wins list. His .569 winning percentage currently ranks 18th all-time in the history of Major League Baseball managers.

This is a developing story. FOX 2 will keep you updated as details become available.

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