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Friday free agency roundup: Options, options, options

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Johan Santana's departure from the Mets is one of many Friday decisions. (USATSI)
Johan Santana's departure from the Mets is one of many Friday decisions. (USATSI)

FREE AGENT TRACKER: Position players | Pitchers

Every night during MLB's free agent period, we'll be providing you with a quick-hitting recap of all the days meaningful transactions. In this first installment, we'll also do a bit of housekeeping by revisiting some earlier yet still recent transactions, as well.

Now let's do just that ...

SIGNINGS

Indians - Signed DH Jason Giambi to minor-league contract.
Yankees
- Signed SS Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12-million contract, which replaces their $9.5-million option on him for 2014.

RELEASES

Indians - Released RP Chris Perez.

OPTIONS EXERCISED

Athletics - Picked up 2014 options on CF Coco Crisp ($7.5 million) and LHP Brett Anderson ($8 million).
Blue Jays - Picked up 2014 options on 1B Adam Lind ($7 million), RP Casey Janssen ($4 million) and INF Mark DeRosa ($750,000).
Brewers - Picked up option on OF Norichika Aoki ($1.5 million).
Marlins - Exercised option on RHP Jacob Turner ($1 million).
Pirates - SP Wandy Rodriguez exercised his $13-millon player option for 2014.
Red Sox - Picked up LHP Jon Lester's $13-million option for 2014.
Royals - Picked up RHP James Shields's $13-million option for 2014.
White Sox - Picked up $4-million option on RP Matt Lindstrom.

OPTIONS DECLINED (note: these players are now free agents)

Athletics - Declined options on OF Chris Young ($1.5-million buyout) and C Kurt Suzuki ($650,000 buyout).
Blue Jays - Declined option on INF Munenori Kawasaki (no buyout).
Cardinals - Declined option on SP Jake Westbrook ($1-million buyout).
Dodgers - Declined options on 2B Mark Ellis ($1-million buyout) and LHP Chris Capuano ($1-million buyout).
Indians - SP Ubaldo Jimenez voided the $8-million option previously exercised by the team ... Team declined option on OF/DH Jason Kubel ($1-million buyout).
Mariners - Declined options on CF Franklin Gutierrez ($500,000 buyout) and LHP Joe Saunders ($900,000 buyout).
Mets - Declined option on SP Johan Santana ($5.5-million buyout).
Rangers
- RP Joe Nathan voided the $9-million option previously exercised by the team ... Team declined option on DH Lance Berkman ($1-million buyout).
Rockies - Declined option on RP Rafael Betancourt ($250,000 buyout)
Tigers - Declined option on RP Jose Veras ($150,000 buyout).

 
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