Stay or go? Mets pitcher Glavine files for free agency

Updated: November 10, 2006, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mets pitcher Tom Glavine filed provisionally for free agency Thursday, still uncertain whether he wants to stay in New York or try to go back to the Atlanta Braves.

Glavine has until Friday to exercise a $7.5 million player option, and the Mets have until Nov. 20 to exercise a $14 million team option. The options carry a $3 million buyout and both are likely to be declined.

His agent, Gregg Clifton, has had preliminary discussions with the Mets about a new deal.

San Diego left-hander David Wells, another Clifton client, also filed Thursday. A total of 171 players have filed since the World Series, and eight more potentially are eligible to file by Saturday's deadline.

Cubs right-hander Wade Miller, who had filed Oct. 30, agreed Thursday to a one-year contract to remain in Chicago.

Free agents can start discussing money with all teams beginning Sunday, the day before the annual general managers' meetings open in Naples, Fla.


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