Rays Exercise Shields, Farnsworth Options, Decline Shoppach's


Per MLBTR, the Rays have exercised Farnsworth's option for 2012 at $3.3M and Shields's at $7.5M (link) but chose to decline Shoppach's and instead pay him a $300k buyout. Shields and Farnsworth were no-brainers. Shoppach could've gone either way but this doesn't eliminate the possibility of bringing him back on a different deal.