Schwarber and Pederson reject options and become free agents


New York (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Joc Pederson and Boston infielder-outfielder Kyle Schwarber were among the 10 players who became free agents on Thursday.

Pederson signed a $ 7 million one-year deal with the Cubs in February. This included a $ 4.5 million salary, a $ 10 million mutual option and a $ 2.5 million acquisition. He was traded to Atlanta in July and helped the Braves win the first World Series title since 1995.

Pederson scored two home runs and five RBIs against Milwaukee in the Division Series, one home run and four RBIs in the League Championship Series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, and won the World Series 1-15 against Houston.

Schwarber signed a one-year contract with Washington in January for $ 10 million. This included a $ 7 million salary and a $ 11.5 million mutual option with a $ 3 million acquisition. He was traded to the Red Sox in July.

Cincinnati outfielder Nick Castellanos demands $ 16 million in salary in 2022 and 2011 and opts out a $ 68 million four-year contract for the past two years, including a $ 20 million mutual option in 2024 After exercising my right to do so, I became a free agent. With a $ 2 million acquisition.

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and relief Darren O’Day, like New York, rejected each other’s options.

Early in the spring training, 38-year-old outfielder Gardner signed a $ 5.15 million one-year contract, including a $ 2.3 million player option, a $ 7.15 million club option, and a $ 1.15 million buyout.

Side Arming’s right-handed O’Day, who turned 39 on October 22, signed a $ 3.15 million one-year contract last February. This includes $ 1.4 million player options, $ 3.15 million club options and $ 700,000 buyouts.

Outfielder Kole Calhoun’s $ 9 million option was rejected by Arizona, triggering a $ 2 million acquisition and completing a $ 16 million two-year contract.

Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar became a free agent after both he and New York rejected the option. His contract demanded a salary of $ 3.6 million this year and included a $ 2.9 million player option, a $ 6.4 million club option and a $ 1.4 million buyout.

Milwalky outfielder Avisail Garcia turned down his part of each other’s options. His deal guaranteed a salary of $ 18 million and included a $ 12 million mutual option and a $ 2 million buyout, but only if the player exercised and the club refused.

Auckland left-handed Andrew Chafin’s $ 5.25 million mutual option was exercised by the team, rejected by the players and caused a $ 500,000 buyout. His transaction included a salary of $ 2.75 million this year.

Philadelphia outfielder Andrew McCutchen signed a $ 50 million three-year contract free agent in December 2018, winning a $ 3 million acquisition instead of a $ 15 million salary.

Following the World Series, 170 players have become free agents, and by Sunday about 40 players are waiting for options to be decided.

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