The Chicago Cubs are exercising their 2024 options on right-hander Kyle Hendricks and catcher Yan Gomes, a source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers on Sunday, while the Los Angeles Dodgers declined their options on three pitchers.
Hendricks, the final remaining player from the Cubs’ 2016 World Series-winning team, will make $16.5 million in 2024. Gomes will make $6 million next season.
The 33-year-old Hendricks missed the start of the 2023 season while recovering from a capsule tear in his pitching shoulder. He made his first start in May and went 6-8 with a 3.74 ERA over 24 starts.
Gomes, 36, hit .267 with 10 home runs and 63 RBIs in 115 games last season, his second with the Cubs.
Lynn gets a $1 million buyout rather than an $18 million salary for 2024, and Reyes receives a $100,000 buyout rather than a $3 million salary. Hudson’s option was for $1 million.
Lynn, 36, was 7-2 with a 4.36 ERA in 11 starts for the Dodgers after joining the team in a July trade. Hudson made only three relief appearances this season due to injuries, and Reyes has missed the past two years with a shoulder injury.
San Diego turned down options at $16 million annually, and Martinez declined options at $8 million per year.
The Boston Red Sox on Saturday declined a $4.25 million option on left-hander Joely Rodriguez, who gets a $500,000 buyout. Rodríguez, who turns 32 on Nov. 14, had a 6.55 ERA over 11 relief appearances and 11 innings in his one season with Boston.
Left-hander Jarlín García‘s $3.25 million team option was declined by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. He did not pitch in the 2023 regular season because of a nerve injury in his upper left arm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.