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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter speaks at a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have agreed to a six-year contract extension with Carpenter for $52 million. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter speaks at a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have agreed to a six-year contract extension with Carpenter for $52 million. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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