Reliever Brad Brach exercised his option to remain with the Mets for the 2021, according to Newsday. Brach owned a 5.84 ERA (eight earned runs/12.1 innings pitched) in 2020. While that may seem inflated, six of his eight earned runs came two of his final three appearances of the season.
Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle elected free agency rather than accepting a minor-league assignment, the Yankees announced on Saturday.
Jon Lester’s $25 million mutual option for 2021 was declined by the Cubs, completing a $155 million, six-year contract and allowing the 36-year-old left-hander to become a free agent.