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.


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22 Comments on "Yankees To Decline Damaso Marte’s Option"


Alex
3 years 10 months ago

You’re kidding. I am completely shocked.

3 years 10 months ago

Gotta save up for CC’s new contract. 

EdinsonPickle
3 years 10 months ago

Who’d a thunk it?

Eduardo Medina
3 years 10 months ago

money wasted in this guy…

Baseball Whiz
3 years 10 months 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
3 years 10 months 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.

John
3 years 10 months ago

Lol relax.

3 years 10 months ago

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

Eduardo Medina
3 years 10 months ago

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

3 years 10 months ago

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

Eduardo Medina
3 years 10 months ago

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

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months 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
3 years 10 months ago

ditto

3 years 10 months ago

Cardinals will sign him to a minor league deal.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 10 months ago

Yankee offseason is now officially under way

3 years 10 months ago

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

3 years 10 months ago

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…

yankeesfan88
3 years 10 months ago

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

3 years 10 months ago

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

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

Promoting your blog is not allowed here dude.

3 years 10 months ago

hardoo

Eduardo Medina
3 years 10 months 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***