No surprise here, the Yankees have declined their 2012 option for left-handed reliever Damaso Marte. Marte has spent the bulk of the past three seasons on the disabled list after the Yankees acquired him from the Pirates in 2008, and was set to earn $4 million in 2012 if the option was exercised, as opposed to a buyout of just $250,000. So this was a foregone conclusion, to say the least.
At least he’ll always have the 2009 World Series.
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