FILE - St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) bats in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, in this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, file photo. Kolten Wong has joined the Milwaukee Brewers as he changes teams for the first time after spending eight seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers announced Friday, Feb. .5, 2021, that they had signed Wong to a two-year contract with a club option for 2023.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
MILWAUKEE — Kolten Wong said he was “a little surprised” that his $12.5 million option wasn’t picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the 2020 season, but business is business.