As expected, Carlos Beltran Monday rejected the Cardinals’ offer of a $14.1 million contract for the 2014 season.

Beltran was one of 13 free agents who received a qualifying offer from their 2013 teams and all 13 rejected those offers, according to the major-league player’s association.

By making the offer, the Cardinals ensured they will receive a pick in next year’s amateur draft as compensation should Beltran sign with another team. The pick will come between the first and second round.

Beltran, 36, would like to sign a three-year contract and Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said last week the team was not willing to extend more than a one-year offer because of the depth of young prospects in the team’s farm system.

Among the teams reportedly interested in Beltran are the world champion Boston Red Sox.