Thomson ReutersNovember 5, 2013 14:47
LHP Johan Santana officially became a free agent on Nov. 1 after the Mets declined his $25 million option for 2014. Instead, the team paid him a $5.5 million buyout. Santana, 34, missed the entire 2013 season following shoulder surgery, and it's unclear whether he will be ready for the start of the 2014 season. He ended up making $137.5 million in his six years with the Mets, during which he went 46-34 with a .318 ERA in 109 starts. Santana last pitched in a major league game Aug. 17, 2012.