Fassero, Carpenter also not picked up

Updated: November 3, 2003, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals declined options Monday on Gold Glove second baseman Fernando Vina, left-hander Jeff Fassero and right-hander Chris Carpenter.

Vina, who missed much of the season due to a hamstring injury, gets a $1 million buyout instead of an $8 million salary. Fassero gets $250,000 rather than $1.5 million, and Carpenter gets $200,000 instead of $2 million. All three filed for free agency.

Last week, the Cardinals declined a $7 million option on left-hander ...

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