Angels decline 2018 options on Huston Street, Ricky Nolasco
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have declined their contract options for next season on former closer Huston Street and right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
The Angels also announced Friday that outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Shane Robinson and reliever Deolis Guerra have elected to become free agents.
Street spent the past 3 1/2 seasons of his 13-year career with the Angels, who held a $10 million club option for 2018. Instead, the two-time All-Star gets a $1 million buyout.
Street appeared in just four games last season due to injury.
The 34-year-old reliever had knee surgery after his career-worst 2016 season ended early. He missed the first 2 1/2 months of 2017 with a strained lat muscle before missing even more time with a groin injury and a mild rotator cuff strain.
Nolasco led the Angels with 181 innings as the only durable starter in their injury-plagued rotation, but went 6-15 with a 4.92 ERA in his 12th big league season. The Angels turned down a $13 million salary and will pay him a $1 million buyout.
Los Angeles also sent Guerra outright to Triple-A Salt Lake. Several hours later, the 28-year-old veteran chose free agency instead.
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