On Wednesday teams had to announce players from their 2020 roster to whom they would decline to tender a contract. The Cardinals announced they did not tender contracts to two rostered players.
Rangel Ravelo has been a utility player for the Cardinals since 2019, playing all over the diamond and pinch hitting in 84 major league plate appearances.
John Brebbia has been a solid, funny, and gloriously bearded reliever for the Cardinals since 2017, but did not play in 2020 due to injury. He recently underwent Tommy John surgery and plans to return by 2021. The Cardinals hope to sign him to a minor league contract, Goold reports:
Different likely means minor-league deal so that he's not on the roster during spring training.— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) December 3, 2020
The non-tender deadline was pretty busy this year, with a few teams declining contracts to up to six players.
This weird offseason has just began.