Padres Outfielder Declines 2023 Option; Becomes Free Agent

He obviously feels he can make more on the open market. 

San Diego Padres utility player Jurickson Profar has declined his $8.33 million player option for 2023 and became a free agent Monday.
After exercising his $7.33 million player option a year ago, Profar clearly feels he can make more on the open market than the $1 million raise he would have been in line for in the 2023 season. 

Profar was the Padres utility man for most of last season, but settled in as the team's primary left fielder in 2022, slashing .243/.331/.391, with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs, five stolen bases and 82 runs scored over 152 games. 

During his three-year stint with the Padres, Projar hit for a .244 batting average along with 26 home runs and 116 RBIs over 345 games.

The twenty-nine-year-old should have no problem finding an everyday role with a team this offseason.
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