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St. Louis Cardinals extend Redbirds contract

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(WMC-TV) - The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are extending their player development contract with the Memphis Redbirds through 2014.

Cards General Manager John Mozeliak made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

"The Redbirds ballclub and the Memphis fans have been tremendous supporters of the Cardinals organization for many years," he said.

Mozeliak says AutoZone Park is among the finest ballparks in the nation, and his club feels there is no better place to develop Cardinals players who are just one level away from reaching St. Louis and the major leagues.

Thirty-two members of the Cards current 40-man roster have spent significant time playing in Memphis for the Redbirds.

Memphis has been the Cardinals Triple-A Affiliate since 1998.

The Redbirds won the Pacific Coast League Championship in 2000 and 2009.

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