The Cardinals will stick with the duo of general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny, extending Mozeliak's contract for three years and picking up their option on Matheny's deal for 2014 on Thursday.

Mozeliak, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, was hired as the Cardinals' GM in October 2007 after working in the organization's baseball operations department for several years. His new deal will run through the 2016 season. During Mozeliak's five-year tenure, the Cardinals have advanced to the postseason three times and averaged 88 wins per season. Mozeliak inherited a club that won just 78 games in 2007.

The Cardinals have advanced to the National League Championship Series in each of the past two seasons and captured a World Series title in 2011.

Matheny, 42, took over as manager in 2012, succeeding Tony La Russa, and led the Cardinals to an 88-74 record in his first season. Despite having no previous managerial experience, Matheny brought St. Louis to within a win of a return trip of the World Series. He was the Majors' youngest manager last season.