Diamondbacks decline options on Henry Blanco, Matt Lindstrom

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

There's still a chance Arizona will retain both players.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined the 2013 options on catcher Henry Blanco and right-hander Matt Lindstrom, the team has announced:

Blanco, 41, had a $1.24 million mutual option for next season that the D’Backs have decided not to pick up. Re-signed on a one-year deal following a productive 2011 in Arizona, the veteran backstop struggled this season, hitting just .188/.244/.281 with a lone home run in thirty-seven games. Given his age and troubles with the bat this season, retirement may be on the horizon for Blanco.

Lindstrom, 32, receives a $200k buyout in lieu of his $4 million option. Lindstrom put together solid numbers for the Diamondbacks after arriving from Baltimore in the Joe Saunders trade in late August. The right-hander posted a 2.53 ERA and 8.4 K/9 in twelve appearances for the D’Backs, and amassed a 2.68 ERA in forty-seven innings overall in 2012. Lindstrom has put together solid numbers the last two seasons – a 2.85 ERA in one hundred one innings – so should be a hot commodity in the free agent market this winter.

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