clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Dodgers decline Jon Garland's option

The Dodgers have declined starting pitcher Jon Garland's 10 million dollar mutual option for 2010. Because of this, the Diamondbacks will pay his 2.5 million dollar buyout, which was agreed to when they sent him to L.A. for Tony Abreu

Garland made at least 32 starts for the eighth season in row while also putting up double-digit wins for the eighth season in a row as well. Garland won't command close to the 10 million dollars he would have received if his option was exercised, but he could earn somewhere between 6-8 million dollars over 2 or 3 years.

The Mets, RockiesBrewersAstros could be options for Garland. While the Diamondbacks have to pay his buyout option, neither side ruled out a reunion of sorts.