According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have informed Mark Mulder's agent that they have chosen a $1.5MM buyout over his $11MM option. No one expected otherwise, given Mulder's shoulder woes the past few years.
Mulder's shoulder now checks out structurally; he's had two surgical procedures. So far the thumbs up from doctors hasn't translated to the mound.
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