Rockies decline option on Octavio Dotel
When the Dodgers fell out of contention, they traded him to Colorado in mid-September. The Rockies were Dotel's 10th team in 12 major league seasons.
Because he was traded, Dotel had the right to reject the option if it had been exercised.
Dotel, who will be 37 in three weeks, was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in eight appearances for the Rockies. Overall last season, he was 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 68 contests.
In 12 major league seasons, he's 49-43 with a 3.75 ERA and 105 career saves.
He made $3.25 million last season.
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