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Brewers decline $6.5 million option on Looper

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MILWAUKEE (AP)

The Milwaukee Brewers declined their $6.5 million mutual option on Braden Looper, electing to pay the pitcher a $1 million buyout. The 35-year-old right-hander filed for free agency later Friday. Milwaukee had until Saturday to decide whether to exercise the option. After signing with the Brewers as a free agent on Feb. 12, Looper went 14-7 with a 5.22 ERA. He made at least 30 starts for the third straight season and established a career high in wins, which led the team. He also set a franchise record with 39 homers allowed, which led the majors, while also topping big league pitchers in runs (123).
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