PHILADELPHIA (AP) -The Philadelphia Phillies declined a $5 million option on catcher Rod Barajas on Thursday and $2.5 million option on third baseman Abraham Nunez.
Barajas, who gets a $500,000 buyout, was signed last December with the hope that he would become the starting catcher. Instead, he slumped at the plate, battled injuries and hit only .230 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 48 games. He was relegated to bench duty down the stretch.
Nunez, known for his solid glove, hit .234 with 16 RBIs for the NL East champs. He gets a $300,000 buyout.
Philadelphia also designated right-hander Kane Davis for assignment. Davis went 3-3 with four saves and a 3.06 ERA for Triple-A Ottawa and 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in 11 games for Philadelphia.
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