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2016 MLB Options Tracker

A place to keep track of every option decision teams make before free agency this fall.

As the offseason gets underway, the first order of business for most teams is decide on player options before free agency opens. As option decisions come in throughout the next few days, we'll keep track of them here:

Decision Team Player Option Type Option Value Buyout Value
Exercised BOS Clay Buchholz Club $13.5M $500k
Declined BOS Ryan Hanigan Club $3.75M $800k
Declined CHC Dexter Fowler Mutual $9M $5M
Declined CHC Jason Hammel Club $10M $2M
Declined CWS Matt Albers Club $3M $250k
Opted In CWS James Shields Player 2 yrs, $44M
Declined CLE Coco Crisp Club $13M $750k
Exercised CLE Carlos Santana Club $12M $1.2M
Exercised LAA (via DET)* Cameron Maybin Club $9M $1M
Exercised DET Francisco Rodriguez Club $6M $2M
Exercised PHI (via HOU)** Pat Neshek Club $6.5M $500k
Exercised KC Wade Davis Club $10M $2.5M
Exercised KC Alcides Escobar Club $6.5M $500k
Declined KC Luke Hochevar Mutual $7M $500k
Declined KC Kris Medlen Mutual $10M $1M
Declined KC Kendrys Morales Mutual $11M $1.5M
Declined KC Edinson Volquez Mutual $10M $3M
Exercised LAA Yunel Escobar Club $7M $1M
Exercised SEA (via LAD)*** Carlos Ruiz Club $4.5M $500k
Opted In LAD Scott Kazmir Player 2 yrs, $32M
Declined MIA Fernando Rodney Club $4.1M $400k
Exercised NYM Jay Bruce Club $13M $1M
Opted Out NYM Yoenis Cespedes Player 2 yrs, $47.5M
Declined NYM Jon Niese Club $10M $500k
Exercised NYM Jose Reyes Club Major lg. min.
Declined PHI Ryan Howard Club $23M $10M
Declined PHI Charlie Morton Club $9.5M $1M
Exercised SF Matt Moore Club $7M $2.5M
Declined SEA Chris Iannetta Club $4.25M
Exercised SEA Seth Smith Club $7M $250k
Exercised STL Jaime Garcia Club $12M $500k
Declined STL Matt Holliday Club $17M $1M
Declined STL Jordan Walden Club $5.25M $250K
Declined TEX Derek Holland Club $11M $1M
Exercised TEX Jonathan Lucroy Club $5.25M $25k
Exercised TOR Jason Grilli Club $3M $250k
Exercised WSH Gio Gonzalez Club $12M $500k
Declined WSH Yusmeiro Petit Club $3M $500k

*Detroit traded Maybin to the Angels, who exercised his $9 million club option.
*Houston traded Neshek to the Phillies, who exercised his $6.5 million club option.
***Los Angeles traded Ruiz to the Mariners, who exercised his $4.5 million club option.