Held back by shoulder injuries over the last two season, left handed starter Mark Mulder was told by the The St. Louis Cardinals that they will not pick up his option for the 2009 season.
Mulder will get $1.5 million from his buyout. After just 17 starts in 2006, the Cardinals took a chance by signing him to a two year deal, but in 2007 and 2008, he only pitched just 12.2 innings going 0-3.
Mulder went 103-60 career record in 205 appearances for the Cardinals and Oakland A’s. The Cardinals picked him up in a trade that sent Dan Haren, Kiko Calero, and Daric Barton.