Giants give Finley $1M buyout, decline $7M option
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.
Steve Finley Center Field
San Francisco Giants
2006 SEASON STATISTICS GM HR RBI R OBP AVG 139 6 40 66 .320 .246
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.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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