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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has "signed a multi-year contract to return" to the team for a 15th season and beyond.

The Cardinals front office and the skipper both have denied a deal is done. But it is known that La Russa is in St. Louis tonight to attend A Bruce Springsteen concert. GM John Mozeliak is supposedly in New York meeting with the representatives of Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman.

Rumor is that the contract will be formally announced Tuesday during a press conference before La Russa wings it back to California.