Marco Scutaro apparently turned down a contract offer from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to the San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic. Scutaro opted to re-sign with the San Francisco Giants for a three-year deal worth $20 million. The Cardinals offered Scutaro a two-year deal. It's uncertain how much money they offered.
Scutaro hit like crazy after being traded to the Giants in the middle of the 2012 season. He batted .362 with three home runs and 44 RBIs after coming to San Francisco, and was one of the Giants' key contributors during their World Series run.
Despite being 37 years old, Scutaro was one of the best middle infield options available on the free agent market this offseason. With Kolten Wong still a year or two away from the major leagues, the Cardinals don't need a long term fix this year, but will want to bring in someone to help improve production at the position.