The Cardinals announced Friday that they did not offer a 2017 contract to right-hander Seth Maness, making him a free agent. The Cardinals roster currently stands at 39 players as the team prepares for next week’s winter meetings.

The team did offer contracts to their other arbitration-eligible players before Fridays deadline – pitchers Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha and Kevin Siegrist and first baseman Matt Adams.

Maness, 28, was drafted by the Cardinal in 2011 and made his major league debut in 2013, helping the Cardinals to a National League pennant and World Series appearance. Maness owns a career mark of 17-10 with a 3.19 ERA in 244 career games – all as a reliever. Maness appeared in 17 postseason games, going 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA.

The North Carolina native endured an injury-shortened season in 2016 that led to right elbow surgery in August. He was 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 games this past season after having surpassed 70 games both 2014 and 2015.