The Rockies have a $3 million dollar option on the 2010 season for 39-year old lefty reliever Alan Embree. But they will likely buy him out for $250,000 dollars. Embree pitched in 36 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last season and he was 2-2 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Embree has now pitched in 882 games (4 starts) in his major league career and he is 39-45 with 25 saves, a 4.59 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. The Rockies won’t miss Embree as he has not been that good of a pitcher during his major league career.
UPDATE: The Rockies have declined Alan Embree’s option for the 2010 season.