DeJong cashes in with Cardinals

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KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 07: Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 9th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 7, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) _ Shortstop Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $26 million, six-year contract, a deal that includes team options for 2024 and 2025.

The 24-year-old made his major league debut last May 28 and hit .285 with a team-high 25 homers and 65 RBIs in 108 games. He was selected by St. Louis from Illinois St. in the fourth round of the 2015 amateur draft.

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