Giants decline options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd
Aoki, 33, had a $5.5 million option and a $700,000 buyout. He batted .287 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 93 games for the Giants before sustaining a broken right leg and concussion in the second half of the season.
Despite declining Aoki’s option, the Giants are still open to re-signing him, Baggarly reports.
Byrd, 38, had an $8 million option with no buyout. He was acquired by the Giants from the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 20 in exchange for Double A pitching prospect Stephen Johnson.
In 135 games last season, Byrd batted .247 with 23 home runs and 73 RBIs.
- Kayla Lombardo