Cardinals President Speaks With Star Third Baseman About Opt-Out

The Colorado Rockies originally signed Nolan Arenado to an eight-year, $260 million contract in early 2019. That contract came with an opt-out after the 2021 season, which he ultimately utilized. 

The Rockies then dealt Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals, which also resulted in some changes to his contract. In exchange, for agreeing to waive his no-trade clause and defer some of his salary, Arenado received an extra opt-out after the 2022 season. 

Cardinals president John Mozeliak said he met with Nolan Arenado this week to discuss the third baseman's opt-out clause. 

Mozeliak reportedly visited Arenado at his California home and told reporters there was an ''optimistic'' vibe to the conversation without revealing any of the actual details. 
The thirty-one-year-old has five years and $144 million remaining on the eight-year, $260 million contract he originally signed with the Rockies in February of 2019. The Cardinals may be open to renegotiating and adding on another guaranteed year for Arenado, who is likely to finish in the top three of NL MVP voting this season.
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