2014 MLB contract options: Team-by-team breakdown

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An up-to-date rundown of which players are staying put in 2014 and which will have to test their mettle on the open market.

Now that the baseball season is officially over, teams must start putting their ducks in a row to prepare for what's certain to be a wild winter. The first order of business for many teams is to decide whether or not to pick up the contract options they have on selected players for next season.

Several clubs have no-brainers when it comes to this; the Royals already exercised their $13.5 million option on James Shields, and the Red Sox aren't likely to be too far behind in bringing Jon Lester back into the fold for 2014 (and possibly beyond). On the flip side, the Giants and Mets are just as likely to pass on the expensive options of Barry Zito and Johan Santana.

Some squads have much tougher decisions to make, however, and may wait all the way until the Sunday deadline to make a final decision. Other than those of Derek Jeter and Wandy Rodriguez, all the options are of the club and mutual variety, so teams will have the final say in many cases.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of all the players with contract options for the 2014 season, listed in alphabetical order by team:

(Teams without contract options on players for 2014 have been omitted.)

Athletics

Brett Anderson - LHP - $8M option - EXERCISED
Coco Crisp - CF -  $7.5M option - EXERCISED
Kurt Suzuki - C - $8.5M option - DECLINED
Chris Young - OF - $11M option - DECLINED

Blue Jays

Mark DeRosa - UT - $750K option - EXERCISED
Casey Janssen - RHP - $4M option - EXERCISED
Munenori Kawasaki - INF - $1M option - DECLINED
Adam Lind - 1B/DH - $7M option - EXERCISED

Braves

Reed Johnson - OF - $1.6M option; $150K buyout - DECLINED

Brewers

Norichika Aoki - OF - $1.5M option - EXERCISED

Cardinals

Jake Westbrook - RHP - $9.5M option; $1M buyout - DECLINED

Dodgers

Chris Capuano - LHP  - $8M option; $1M buyout - DECLINED
Mark Ellis - 2B - $5.75M option; $1M buyout - DECLINED

Giants

Ryan Vogelsong - RHP - $6.5M option; $300K buyout - DECLINED
Barry Zito - LHP - $18M option; $7M buyout - DECLINED

Indians

Jason Kubel - OF - $7.5M option; $1M buyout - DECLINED
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP - $8M option - VOIDED

Mariners

Franklin Gutierrez - OF - $7.5M option; $500K buyout - DECLINED
Joe Saunders - LHP - $8.3M option; $900K buyout - DECLINED

Marlins

Jacob Turner - RHP - $1M option EXERCISED

Mets

Johan Santana - LHP - $25M option; $5.5M buyout - DECLINED

Orioles

Alexi Casilla - INF - $3M option; $200K buyout (club) - DECLINED
Tsuyoshi Wada - LHP - $5M option  - DECLINED

Pirates

Wandy Rodriguez - LHP - $13M option - EXERCISED

Rangers

Lance Berkman - DH/1B - $12M option; $1M buyout - DECLINED
Joe Nathan - RHP - $9M option; $750K buyout - DECLINED

Rays

David DeJesus - OF - $6.5M option; $1.5M buyout - NEW CONTRACT
Yunel Escobar - SS - $5M option - EXERCISED
Juan Carlos Oviedo - RHP - $2M option; $30K buyout - DECLINED
Ben Zobrist - UT - $7M option; $2.5M buyout - EXERCISED

Red Sox

Jon Lester - LHP - $13M option - EXERCISED
Matt Thornton - LHP - $6M option; $1M buyout (club) - DECLINED

Rockies

Matt Belisle - RHP - $4.25M option; $250K buyout (mutual) - EXERCISED

Royals

James Shields - RHP - $13.5M option; $1M buyout - EXERCISED

Tigers

Jose Veras - RHP - $3.25M option; $150K buyout - DECLINED

White Sox

Matt Lindstrom - RHP - $4M option - EXERCISED

Yankees

Derek Jeter - SS - $9.5M option - NEW CONTRACT

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