Glavine declines $7.5 million option; Mets to do same

Updated: November 10, 2006, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine declined his $7.5 million option Friday, and New York is expected to turn down its $14 million option before the Nov. 20 deadline.

Glavine, who filed provisionally for free agency Thursday, will get a $3 million buyout if the Mets decline their option. He isn't sure yet whether he wants to stay in New York or try to go back to the Atlanta Braves.

The 40-year-old left-hander was 15-7 with a 3.82 ERA this year and became the team's ace when Pedro Martinez got hurt. Martinez is expected to miss the first half of next season following shoulder surgery.

Glavine has a 290-191 record in 20 major league seasons.

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