Nov. 2 offseason roundup: Barry Zito officially becomes a free agent

The Giants officially waved goodbye to Barry Zito on Saturday.
The Giants officially waved goodbye to Barry Zito on Saturday. (USATSI)

FREE AGENT TRACKER: Position players | Pitchers

Every night during MLB's free agency period, we'll be providing you with a quick-hitting recap of all the days meaningful transactions. Here are Friday's moves, and now let's get you caught up on a relatively slow Saturday:

OPTIONS EXERCISED

Rays - Picked up 2014 options for 2B/OF Ben Zobrist ($7 million) and SS Yunel Escobar ($5 million).

OPTIONS DECLINED (these players are now free agents)

Giants - Declined 2014 options for LHP Barry Zito ($7 million buyout) and OF Andres Torres.
Red Sox - Declined 2014 option for LHP Matt Thornton ($1 million buyout).

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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