Joe Torre says injured pitcher Brad Penny disappeared without saying goodbye (no note either apparently). Penny recently expressed displeasure with the Dodgers’ wise decision not to exercise his ’09 option this spring.
Penny has a $9.25MM option for next year with a $2MM buyout. Is he worth $7.25MM on a one-year deal? Probably not – his shoulder bothered him all year and he has a long injury history. Toss in the comments and the unceremonious departure, and it’s likely Penny’s Dodgers career is over.