5 years ago

Athletics declined SS Stephen Drew's $10 million mutual option for 2013.

Drew will hit free agency and receive a $1.35 million buyout. The 29-year-old got off a to a slow start after returning from ankle surgery, but looked a bit more like himself after joining the Athletics in August. The A's recently dealt Cliff Pennington to the Diamondbacks in the Chris Young deal and don't have a clear alternative at shortstop, so there's still a chance Drew could return even though the option was declined.