Yankees To Decline Damaso Marte’s Option

The Yankees will announce that they're declining their 2012 option for Damaso Marte, according to Mark Hale of the New York Post (on Twitter). The left-hander missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing shoulder surgery last October. He'll get a $250K buyout instead of a $4MM salary for 2012.

Marte, 36, signed a three-year, $12MM deal after the 2008 season and contributed just 31 regular season innings over the course of the past three seasons. However, he was effective in the 2009 playoffs and has a 3.48 ERA with 9.5 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over the course of an 11-year career (hat tip to River Ave. Blues). If healthy, he could obtain a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training this offseason.

22 Responses to Yankees To Decline Damaso Marte’s Option Leave a Reply

  1. Alex 4 years ago

    You’re kidding. I am completely shocked.

  2. Gotta save up for CC’s new contract. 

  3. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    Who’d a thunk it?

  4. Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

    money wasted in this guy…

    • Baseball Whiz 4 years ago

      Agreed 100 percent red sox and Yankees waste so much money and they become major bust I hate it MLB baseball should have a salary cap to increase chances of teams like Oakland minisota Tampa bay winning world series and keeping the players they drafted like Crawford or Hudson

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Learn how to spell Minnesota then get back to me dude. Let’s make this clear. Even with a salary cap the Rays aren’t spending the $90 mil salary floor that would probably come with a salary cap. This isn’t the NFL or NBA and the sooner you realize that the better off we will all be.

    • his performance in the 09 w.s. was worth every penny

      • Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

        Stop living in the past my friend…09??? we are in 2011

        • how are you suppose to evaluate a signing if you can’t look back? try making sense next time. 

          • Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

            worth every penny for just one good year??? yeah sure why not…

          • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

            worth every penny for that one pitch (slider?) to Howard that struck him out in the final game of the world series, imo. 

    • NYPOTENCE 4 years ago


  5. Cardinals will sign him to a minor league deal.

  6. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Yankee offseason is now officially under way

    • you got it…next move = C.C. Sabathia 6 year 112.7 m deal

      • 6 years 112.7M ?  you do realize that’s not even 19M a year and he currently makes almost 22 a year and hes opting out for more money.

        maybe if its a 6 year 142.7M contract…

  7. yankeesfan88 4 years ago

    Look out Boston, this’ll take us to the ‘ship.

  8. Thank you Lord!  What a waste… Some guys just don’t fit in Da Bronx… He’s one of them…

  9. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Promoting your blog is not allowed here dude.

  10. Eduardo Medina 4 years ago

    jajajaja the tool of the ignorance, making fags jokes!!! I guess you´re Marte´s Lover, that´s ok Jason we feel your pain… A**H***

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