Cardinals Announce Two-Year Contract Extension for Manager Oliver Marmol

photo: Oliver Marmol (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Entering the final year of his initial contract as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Oliver Marmol has received a two-year extension covering 2025 and 2026.



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The St. Louis Cardinals announced today (Friday, March 15) that the team has signed Manager Oliver “Oli” Marmol to a contract extension through the 2026 season.

Oliver Marmol (Steve Mitchell/Imagn)

“Oli is a well-respected member of the Cardinals organization, who came up through the ranks of our player development system, and has made a nice transition to managing at the Major League level,” stated Cardinals’ Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. “We are pleased to have Oli under contact for the next three seasons.”

Marmol, 37, has piloted the team over the past two seasons (2022-23), earning a National League Central title in his first season with a Cardinals team that won 93 games.  It was the team’s first division title since 2019, and at age 36, Marmol became the youngest manager to lead his team to the postseason since 1948 when Lou Boudreau led Cleveland to a World Series title at age 31.

“Over the past two seasons, we have experienced a lot of different emotions, both up and down, and through it all, Oli has helped navigate us through these challenging times,” said Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. “Oli has the support of our players, our coaching staff, and the front office.”

Marmol has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 2007, first as a player, and then as a coach and manager at the minor league level.  He was named to the Cardinals Major League coaching staff in 2017 after managing for five seasons (2012-16) in the minors.  Oli was named the 51st manager in Cardinals franchise history on October 25, 2021.  He has compiled a 164-160 career managerial record in his first two seasons with the Cardinals.

Oli was recognized by the St. Louis Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) as their “Good Guy” award recipient in 2015, and for Outstanding Achievement in 2022 when he finished 4th in National League Manager of the Year voting.  He was named the Cardinals organization’s recipient of the prestigious George Kissell Award in 2013 for excellence in player development.


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