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Craig Signs Big Contract

The St. Louis Cardinals signed first baseman Allen Craig to a 5 year, $31 million dollar deal, that will keep him a Cardinal through 2017, with a club option for 2018.Craig’s contract will gradually increase throughout the the five years. He will make around $1.75 million this year, and $11 million by 2017.The 28-year-old Craig has 150 RBIs in 238 career games. He was sixth in the National League with a .307 average and 22 home runs last season and had 92 RBIs despite missing more than a month while rehabbing from offseason knee surgery. Craig led the major leagues with a .400 average with runners in scoring position and has hit .374 the last two seasons, second in the majors behind the Reds’ Joey Votto.

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