Today was a busy day for options, as eleven decisions were reached. Here's a summary:
- The White Sox declined Jermaine Dye's $12MM option, paying a $950K buyout.
- The Phillies exercised their $9MM option on Cliff Lee.
- The Diamondbacks exercised their $8.5MM option on Brandon Webb.
- The Royals declined options on Coco Crisp, Miguel Olivo, and Yasuhiko Yabuta.
- The Brewers declined David Weathers' $3.7MM option, paying a $400K buyout.
- The Mets declined J.J. Putz's $9.15MM option, paying a $1MM buyout.
- The Rockies declined options on Yorvit Torrealba and Alan Embree.
- The Nationals declined Austin Kearns' $10MM option, paying a $1MM buyout.
- Our 2010 MLB Free Agents list shows the remaining options: Ramon Hernandez, Victor Martinez, Jason Varitek, Gregg Zaun, Alex Gonzalez, Jack Wilson, Pedro Feliz, Carl Crawford, Manny Ramirez, Tim Hudson, Braden Looper, Tim Wakefield, Rafael Betancourt, and Brian Shouse. Decisions on several of these have already been publicized though.
Blue Jays Claim Thad Weber Athletics Designate Daric Barton For Assignment Angels Claim Chris Nelson, Designate Scott Cousins Yankees Designate Alberto Gonzalez For Assignment Yankees Acquire Reid Brignac Marlins Designate Jon Rauch For Assignment Padres Designate Thad Weber For Assignment Athletics Designate Chris Resop For Assignment Rockies Designate Reid Brignac For Assignment Angels Designate Barry Enright For Assignment Yankees Designate Chris Nelson For Assignment Dodgers To Sign Jonathan Sanchez Marlins Release David Aardsma Phillies Sign Carlos Zambrano Rays Sign Cory Wade Mets To Sign Rick Ankiel
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