Baltimore Orioles Decline Pitcher's Club Option

The Baltimore Orioles have declined their $11 million club option with Jordan Lyles. As a result, he will be paid a $1 million buyout and hit the open market. 

Lyles put together a pretty solid year for the Orioles, but it was not enough for him to earn his club option, unfortunately. In 32 contests on the year, he sported a 12-11 record to go along with a 4.42 ERA. This was a major step in the right direction, as he just had a 5.15 ERA in 32 games with the Texas Rangers. Now, he will be hitting the free-agent market and should get a good amount of interest.

Lyles has the potential to be a good bottom-of-the-rotation kind of pitcher for a contender, so let's see if that helps him land a decent payday from here. 

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