Mark DeRosa To Turn Down Arbitration

Mark DeRosa will turn down the Cardinals' offer of arbitration, according to's Matthew Leach. The utilityman seeks a multi-year deal worth $27MM or so, according to's Buster Olney, so the decision is hardly a surprise.

DeRosa is still interested in returning to the Cardinals and his representatives will meet with team brass tomorrow. If the 34-year-old signs elsewhere, the Cards pick up a supplemental round pick in next year's draft, since DeRosa is a Type B free agent.

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