Friday free agency roundup: Options, options, options
With a Saturday deadline for picking up 2014 options, Friday was an active day. Let's recap.
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 ...
- Signed DH
to minor-league contract.
New York Yankees - Signed SS Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12-million contract, which replaces their $9.5-million option on him for 2014.
Indians - Released RP Chris Perez .
- Picked up 2014 options on CF
($7.5 million) and LHP
Toronto Blue Jays - Picked up 2014 options on 1B Adam Lind ($7 million), RP Casey Janssen ($4 million) and INF Mark DeRosa ($750,000).
Milwaukee Brewers - Picked up option on OF Nori Aoki ($1.5 million).
Miami Marlins - Exercised option on RHP Jacob Turner ($1 million).
Pittsburgh Pirates - SP Wandy Rodriguez exercised his $13-millon player option for 2014.
Boston Red Sox - Picked up LHP Jon Lester 's $13-million option for 2014.
Kansas City Royals - Picked up RHP James Shields 's $13-million option for 2014.
Chicago 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
($1.5-million buyout) and C
Blue Jays - Declined option on INF Munenori Kawasaki (no buyout).
St. Louis Cardinals - Declined option on SP Jake Westbrook ($1-million buyout).
Los Angeles 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).
Seattle Mariners - Declined options on CF Franklin Gutierrez ($500,000 buyout) and LHP Joe Saunders ($900,000 buyout).
New York Mets - Declined option on SP Johan Santana ($5.5-million buyout).
Texas Rangers - RP Joe Nathan voided the $9-million option previously exercised by the team ... Team declined option on DH Lance Berkman ($1-million buyout).
Colorado Rockies - Declined option on RP Rafael Betancourt ($250,000 buyout)
Detroit Tigers - Declined option on RP Jose Veras ($150,000 buyout).
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