Yankees decline to pick up Damaso Marte’s 2012 option
by Delia E.
The New York Yankees have declined to exercise the 2012 option on Damaso Marte’s contract thus making him a free agent. The Yankees weren’t willing to pay Marte $4 Million since he had been out with shoulder problems for the last 3 seasons. Instead the Yankees have given him a $250K buyout.
The Yankees signed him to a 3 year contract in 2008, with him just having 31 innings during the lifespan of the contract with a 6.39 ERA. Although he had a good ALCS and World Series in 2009, the Yankees would rather have a reliever who is healthy and not out a lot with injuries.