Dodgers decline Jon Garland's option
Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 31 for a player to be named later who turned out to be infield prospect Tony Abreu, Garland was 3-2 with a 2.72 earned-run average in six regular-season starts for the Dodgers. Garland was relegated to relief duty in the National League Division Series and was excluded from the roster in the NL Championship Series.
The Diamondbacks are responsible for the $2.5-million buyout of Garland's $10-million option.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: Jon Garland. Credit: Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press