Giants won't offer arbitration to Pat Burrell

The Giants will not offer arbitration to free agents Cody Ross or Pat Burrell, has learned from a team source.

Following their 2010 World Championship, the Giants were able to bring back both Ross and Burrell -- key contributors down the 2010 stretch -- on one-year deals.

Ross earned a one-year, $6.3 million contract for 2011, while Burrell made a cool $1 million.

Without arbitration, the Giants will get no compensatory pick should either of the players sign with another team. Returning the players to San Francisco is still an option, but the Giants will lose their exclusive negotiating rights through May, and Ross and Burrell will be free to test the free agent market.

Burrell has made it clear he likely won't be coming back to baseball at all. The 35-year-old veteran said earlier this month said that his career could be over due to the lingering injury to his right foot.

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