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Harrison Bader agrees to 2-year, $10.4M contract with Cardinals

MLB: Spring Training-Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals

Mar 25, 2022; Jupiter, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Harrison Bader (48) connects for a double in the second inning of the game against the Washington Nationals during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

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JUPITER, Fla. -- Gold Glove-winning outfielder Harrison Bader and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $10.4 million contract and avoided salary arbitration.

Bader gets a $1 million signing bonus as part of the deal and salaries of $4.7 million in each of the next two seasons.

Bader’s 2023 salary can increase by an additional $2.25 million: $250,000 each for 350 plate appearances or 85 starts, 400-98 and 450-111, and $500,000 apiece for 500-124, 550-137 and 600-150.

He had bests of a .267 average, 16 homers and 50 RBIs in 103 games last season and has a career average of .244 with 47 homers, 147 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in parts of five seasons.