The St. Louis Cardinals have declined Kolten Wong's $12.5 million option for the 2021 season.

Wong, 30, will receive a $1 million buyout. He has spent eight seasons in St. Louis.

"STL will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget all the amazing people who impacted me along the way! Much love," Wong wrote in an Instagram post.

He hit. 265 with a home run and 16 RBIs in 53 games during the pandemic-shortened season.