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Jordan, Reynolds file for free agency

10/29/2003 - Brian Jordan

NEW YORK -- Brian Jordan, Shane Reynolds and Brent Mayne
filed for free agency after their 2004 options were declined.

Jordan's $10.5 million option was declined by the Los Angeles
Dodgers, who will give the outfielder a $2.5 million buyout.

Reynolds' $3 million mutual option was turned down, and the
right-hander gets a $100,000 buyout from the Atlanta Braves.

Mayne's $3 million option wasn't exercised by the Kansas City Royals, and the catcher gets a $250,000 buyout.

The three were among 27 players who filed for free agency
Tuesday, raising the total to 133 in the three days following the
World Series. About 90 more players are potentially eligible to
file by the Nov. 9 deadline.

Also filing Tuesday were Anaheim first baseman Scott Spiezio,
Boston right-handers John Burkett and Mike Timlin, Cleveland
designated hitter Ellis Burks, Minnesota right-hander Rick Reed and
Chicago Cubs right-handers Antonio Alfonseca and Dave Veres,

Players may not start discussing money with clubs other than
their own until Nov. 10.