ST. LOUIS (AP) The Cardinals say their pursuit of Miami star Giancarlo Stanton is over because he would not waive his no-trade clause to play for St. Louis.
President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak says the Cardinals had an agreement to acquire the NL MVP from the Marlins but have been told Stanton won't accept the deal.
Earlier this week, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said Miami had not decided whether to trade Stanton, who is still owed $295 million over the final decade of his record $325 million, 13-year contract. Stanton is due to make $25 million in 2018 after he led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs last season.
The San Francisco Giants said earlier this week they have the parameters of a potential trade to land Stanton.
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