The Diamondbacks face a pair of option decisions after the season:
- First baseman Adam LaRoche has a $7.5MM mutual option with a $1.5MM buyout. It's pretty rare to see both sides pick up a mutual option.
- Reliever Bob Howry has a $3MM club option with a $250K buyout.
Aside from LaRoche and Howry, the D'Backs' impending free agents are Brandon Webb, Chad Qualls, Aaron Heilman, and Rodrigo Lopez. The group is earning about $15.5MM in 2010. The Diamondbacks are also paying Eric Byrnes $10.6MM this year.
More increases will come from arbitration-eligible players. Stephen Drew, Miguel Montero, and Blaine Boyer are second-year guys, with Conor Jackson and Kelly Johnson entering their third year. Augie Ojeda could be a fourth-year player.
Thanks to Cot's Baseball Contracts for the information.