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 ...
Indians - Released RP Chris Perez.
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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