Padres decline options for Harang, Hawpe, Qualls
SAN DIEGO (AP)
The San Diego Padres have declined their $5 million mutual option for 2012 for right-hander Aaron Harang, as well as a mutual option for infielder-outfielder Brad Hawpe and a club option for right-handed reliever Chad Qualls.
Harang was 14-7 with a career-best 3.64 ERA for his hometown Padres.
Hawpe, who replaced Adrian Gonzalez at first base, played in 62 games, with 50 starts, before going on the disabled list June 21 and missing the remainder of the season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left elbow on Aug. 5.
Qualls led the Padres with 77 relief appearances, going 6-8 with a 3.51 ERA.