Marlins decline $16 million option on Starlin Castro

MLB

MIAMI (AP)The Marlins have declined their $16 million option on infielder Starlin Castro for 2020 and will pay him a $1 million buyout, allowing him to become a free agent.

The move confirmed Friday had been expected as the Marlins rebuild.

Castro, 29, batted .270 while playing all 162 games this year and had career-high totals of 22 homers and 86 RBIs.

Castro is a 10-year veteran who spent two seasons with Miami.

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