Cards Offer Arb To Holliday, Pineiro, DeRosa, Decline On Glaus

The official St. Louis Cardinals Twitter feed breaks the news that Matt Holliday, Joel Pineiro and Mark DeRosa are all being offered arbitration by the Cardinals.  Holliday is a Type A free agent, while Pineiro and DeRosa are Type Bs.  The only ranked free agent not mentioned was Troy Glaus (a Type B), but's Matthew Leach (via Twitter) reported that St. Louis didn't make an offer to the veteran third baseman.

The moves were expected, given that Holliday is arguably the jewel of this winter's free agent class and at least four clubs are seriously pursuing DeRosa.

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