Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 10/30/11
As free agency kicks off, many clubs and players have decisions they need to make on potential option year clauses in their contracts for next year. Here are just a few notes from around the league. -According to a source close to Dan Hayes of the North County  Times, Aaron Harang declined his side of his $5mm mutual option. Though a return to the Padres has not been ruled out. -According to Matthew Leach of MLB.com, the World Champion Cardinals have exercised Yadier Molina's $7 mm club option. -The Brewers have declined Francisco Rodriguez's $17.5 mm club option as well as Yuniesky Betancourt's $6mm option Adam McCalvy of   MLB.com reports. -The Red Sox who will start their manager search later this week, have picked up the $6mm option on shortstop Marco Scutaro, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. -The Giants fresh off their resigning of Javier Lopez to a two-year deal, have exercised Jeremy Affeldt's $5mm option, reports Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Commons License Agreements.
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