Nationals pick up 2017 option on Gonzalez, decline Petit
WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have exercised their $12 million club option for 2017 on left-hander Gio Gonzalez's contract.
The team announced the move Thursday via Twitter and also said it would decline its option for reliever Yusmeiro Petit for next season.
The 31-year-old Gonzalez was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA this season, throwing 177 1/3 innings in 32 starts.
He has won at least 10 games in each of his five seasons with the Nationals, including a high of 21 in 2012.
For his career, Gonzalez is 102-77 with a 3.73 ERA with Oakland and Washington.
Petit was 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA across 62 innings, including one start and one save. He was left off Washington's roster for its NL Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.