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Giants give Finley $1M buyout, decline $7M option

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday
declined to exercise club options for 2007 on outfielder Steve
Finley and right-hander Jamey Wright.

The Giants will give Finley a $1 million buyout instead of
picking up his $7 million option. Wright gets a $300,000 buyout
instead of a $2.5 million salary for 2007. The two became eligible
to file for free agency.

San Francisco already has nine other players who have filed for
free agency, including third baseman Pedro Feliz, who filed on
Wednesday.

The other players who have already filed are outfielders Barry
Bonds and Moises Alou; starting pitcher Jason Schmidt; relievers
Mike Stanton and Steve Kline; infielders Ray Durham and Shea
Hillenbrand; and catcher Todd Greene.

Finley, acquired last offseason from the Los Angeles Angels,
batted .246 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 139 games in his one
season in San Francisco. He tied Willie Mays' 36-year-old San
Francisco record for most triples in a season with 12 and became
the sixth player ever to reach 300 career stolen bases and home
runs.

Wright, a non-roster invitee to spring training, went 6-10 with
a 5.19 ERA in 34 appearances.