Leach: Carpenter Extended Through 2011

MLB.com’s Matthew Leach has the scoop: the Cardinals have extended Chris Carpenter’s contract through 2011 with an option for 2012.

Carp’s current contract calls for $7MM in 2007 and $8MM in 2008.  Hat tip to Viva El Birdos for this one.

UPDATE: The AP reports that the deal is for about $65MM and that his ’08 option will be exercised including the $1MM buyout.

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