Dodgers decline options on Mark Ellis, Chris Capuano
The NL West champs have allowed their second baseman and swing man to become free agents.
The NL West champion Dodgers have declined their 2014 options on second baseman Mark Ellis and lefty swingman Chris Capuano. The Dodgers had held a $5.75 million option/$1 million buyout on Ellis and a $8 million option/$1 million buyout on Capuano.
This season, Ellis, 36, batted .270/.323/.351 in 126 games. Next season, he'll be replaced at second base by Cuban free agent Alexander Guerrero, whom the Dodgers signed to a four-year, $28-million deal. As for Capuano, the 35-year-old pitched to a 4.26 ERA in 24 appearances, 20 of which were starts.