Freese gets $3.15M under 1-year deal with Cards

Updated: February 10, 2013, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Former World Series MVP David Freese will earn $3.15 million under his one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, nearly six times the $518,000 he made last year.

A St. Louis County native, Freese hit .283 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs last season and earned his first All-Star appearance. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time.

Freese, MVP of the 2011 World Series win over Texas, had asked for $3.75 million and had been offered $2.4 million when players and teams exchanged arbitration figures last month.

Friday's agreement made Freese the final player to settle among the three Cardinals who filed for arbitration.


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