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The Minnesota Twins have declined their $9.25 million option on right-hander Scott Baker's contract for next season, making him eligible for free agency.
The team announced the decision on Monday. Baker didn't pitch this year because of an elbow injury that required elbow-ligament replacement surgery. The Twins have expressed interest in bringing him back for 2013, but not at that price.
The 31-year-old Baker was a second-round draft pick by the Twins in 2003. He is 63-48 with a 4.15 ERA since his debut in 2005, spanning 163 appearances and 159 starts.
The Twins also agreed to terms with right-hander P.J. Walters on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Walters went 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA in 12 starts last season.
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MINNEAPOLIS Not surprisingly, the Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they have declined the 9.25 million option on right-hander Scott Baker's contract for the 2013 season.
Baker missed all of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He began experiencing elbow discomfort during spring training and was later shut down for the season before it even began.
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Here is a list of players that either had their 2013 option picked up or declined.
-The Yankees announced that they have exercised their team options for Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and David Aardsma. Cano and Granderson will each make $15mm while Aardsma who is coming off of Tommy John surgery will make $500k.
-The Phillies exercised their $5mm option they held for catcher...