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The day after the World Series ends is often a busy day for players electing to declare for free agency.
That was the case Monday for three players that spent last season with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Shortstop Alex Gonzalez, right-hander Shaun Marcum and reliever Francisco Rodriguez all officially elected for free agency.
The Brewers also announced theyve activated first baseman Mat Gamel, left-hander Chris Narveson and Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.
Gonzalez hit .259 with four homers and 15 RBI in 24 games with the Brewers in 2012 before tearing his ACL on May 5 in San Francisco.
Signed as a free agent prior to the season, the 35-year-old had a vesting option that would have kicked in for 4 million if he had reached 525 plate appearances this past season.
Marcum, 30, made just 21 starts for the Brewers in 2012 due to elbow tightness, tossing 124 innings, going 7-4 with a 3.70 earned run average.
Acquired from Toronto prior to the 2011 season, Marcum went 20-11 with a...
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Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez has become a free agent after coming off the 60-day disabled list.
The team said Monday Gonzalez joined Brewers right-handers Shaun Marcum and Francisco Rodriguez in choosing free agency.
Gonzalez missed most of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee May 5 at San Francisco.
The Brewers also said first...
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