Brewers decline option on RHP David Weathers

BY foxsports • November 9, 2009

rlscjctw The Milwaukee Brewers have declined a $3.7 million club option on right-handed reliever David Weathers for next season. Weathers arrived in Milwaukee in a trade with Cincinnati in August and went 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA the rest of the year. He gets a $400,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency. The Brewers also are weighing a decision on exercising a 2010 option on starter Braden Looper, who went 14-7 with a 5.22 ERA last season. Looper's 2010 option is for $6.5 million with a $1 million buyout because he pitched more than 180 innings last season. If Milwaukee exercises the option, Looper has the right to decline it but he would forfeit the buyout.