Friday free agency roundup: Options, options, options

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

Cleveland Indians  - Signed DH Jason Giambi 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. 

RELEASES

Indians - Released RP Chris Perez

OPTIONS EXERCISED

Oakland Athletics - Picked up 2014 options on CF Coco Crisp ($7.5 million) and LHP Brett Anderson ($8 million).
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 Chris Young ($1.5-million buyout) and C Kurt Suzuki ($650,000 buyout). 
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). 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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