Mike Matheny

Contract extensions
8:39 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cardinals Extend Contracts For Mozeliak, Matheny

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced contract extensions for manager Mike Matheny (center) and general manager John Mozeliak (right), pictured on the day Matheny was announced as the team's manager.
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Updated at 12:40 p.m. with quotes from Mozeliak, Matheny and DeWitt.

Calling continuity important to a winning baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced contract extensions for the teams' manager and general manager.

GM John Mozeliak will remain in that role until 2016. The team also picked up the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, who is in his second season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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2:32 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

New Cardinals manager Matheny still dealing with financial setback

New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks to reporters after it was announced Matheny would become the 49th manager in team history at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov.14, 2011.
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Mike Matheny is taking on one of baseball's most high-profile jobs even as he continues to recover from a big financial setback.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Matheny and his wife may still be responsible for more than $4 million from a business deal gone bad. The St. Louis Cardinals say they were aware of the situation when they named Matheny manager last week.

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11:58 am
Mon November 14, 2011

It's official: Cardinals choose Matheny as La Russa's successor

New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (C) holds his jersey with general manager John Mozeliak as team owner Bill Dewitt Jr. (L) looks on at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 14, 2011. Matheny becomes the team's 49th manager.
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As expected, the St. Louis Cardinals have introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager.

Matheny will replace Tony La Russa, who retired after the Cardinals won the World Series last month. Even though Matheny has no managing experience, general manager John Mozeliak said the four-time Gold Glove catcher stood out from a group of candidates that began with about 35 names.

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9:40 am
Mon November 14, 2011

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5:58 pm
Sun November 13, 2011

Matheny to replace La Russa as Cardinals manager

Mike Matheny, who is to replace Tony La Russa as Cardinals manager. La Russa retired after leading the Cardinals to win the 2011 World Series.
(Sean Collins)

The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.

Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired Tony La Russa.

La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title.

The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San Francisco.