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Blue Jays decline Bautista's option, making him free agent

(TSX / STATS) -- The Toronto Blue Jays declined their mutual option on outfielder Jose Bautista on Tuesday, making the 36-year-old a free agent.

The move was expected after Bautista batted just .203 and set a franchise record with 170 strikeouts this season. He hit 23 homers and drove in 65 runs while making $18 million.

The option for 2018 was worth $17 million. Instead, the Blue Jays will pay the $500,000 buyout for a player who spent nine-plus seasons with the club and was a six-time All-Star.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Smoak.270
HR: J. Smoak38
RBI: J. Smoak90
SB: K. Pillar15
W: M. Stroman13
ERA: M. Stroman3.09
Saves: R. Osuna39
K: M. Estrada176
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Boston 9369.574-
Y-NY Yankees 9171.5622
Tampa Bay 8082.49413
Toronto 7686.46917
Baltimore 7587.46318
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (29)
Runs: 693 (26)
Hits: 1320 (28)
Home Runs: 222 (10)
Stolen Bases: 53 (29)
OBP: .312 (27)
SLG: .412 (23)
Total Bases: 2265 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.42 (14)
Runs Allowed: 784 (18)
Saves: 45 (7)
Strikeouts: 1372 (10)
OpBA: .258 (15)
OBP: .326 (13)
SLG: .429 (13)
Run Support: 4.26 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13 J. Beliveau Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/13 T. House Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/13 B. Oberholtzer Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/6 L. Harrell Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/6 N. Tepesch Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/2 M. Stroman Right elbow (day-to-day)
8/12 R. Martin off 10-day DL
8/10 T. Cole off 10-day DL
8/5 C. Valdez Right shoulder impingement (on 60-day DL)
8/3 M. Montero off 10-day DL
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