Furcal, Dotel to Hit Free Agent Market

Wednesday November 2nd, 2011

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they would not be picking up the options of shortstop Rafael Furcal or relief pitcher Octavio Dotel, according to the team's website. Both players appeared in the World Series last week.

The door is not necessarily shut for either player to return to St. Louis, but they won't be earning what they were expecting. Furcal would have made $12 million, and Dotel would have earned $3 million in 2012.

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