Cardinals, Matheny agree to 3-year contract extension

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, whose team missed the playoffs in 2016 for the first time in his five-year tenure, has agreed to a three-year contract extension.

The Cardinals announced the new contract Thursday, a day after the rival Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Terms were not disclosed.

Matheny is 46. The Cardinals have averaged 92 wins per season since he took over after Tony La Russa retired following the World Series-winning 2011 season. Overall, Matheny is 461-349.

The former Gold Glove catcher led the Cardinals to playoff appearances in 2012 through 2015 before falling one game short this season, including NL Central titles in 2013-2015. He also led St. Louis to the 2013 World Series, losing in six games to Boston.