The Padres chose instead to pay a $300,000 buyout.
Mackowiak was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on July 31 for
minor league right-hander Jon Link. Mackowiak played in 28 games
with San Diego, batting .196 with two RBIs.
He made 14 appearances in the outfield, including 11 starts
before undergoing season-ending surgery on a double sports hernia
on Sept. 26.
Mackowiak's salary was $2.75 million this year.