The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday pared down their 40-man roster by declining the club options of three players. Backup catcher Matt Treanor, outfielder and first baseman Juan Rivera, and relief pitcher Todd Coffey had their 2013 club options declined by the team, making them free agents.
Treanor, Rivera, and Coffey join seven other Dodgers who became free agents earlier in the day, including outfielder Shane Victorino and reliever Brandon League. The team now has 36 players on its 40-man roster.
Rivera hit just .244/.286/.375 with nine home runs in 109 games for the Dodgers in 2012, while he earned $4 million. Rivera's option called for a $4 million salary in 2013, or a $500,000 buyout.
Treanor played in 36 games for the Dodgers, and hit just .175/.281/.282, including a 5-for-61 slump to end his season. He will receive a $150,000 buyout rather than a $950,000 salary in 2013. Treanor earned $850,000 in 2012.
Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 23 games for the Dodgers, but was shut down in July after he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Coffey had Tommy John surgery in July, and will likely be out until July or August 2013. He earned $1 million in 2012, and his option called for a 2013 salary of $2.5 million. The Dodgers will instead pay him a buyout of $300,000.