CLEVELAND (AP) _ Pitcher Danys Baez's $5 million option was declined Friday by the Cleveland Indians.

Baez, 26, gets a $500,000 buyout and would be eligible for salary arbitration if he is offered a contract by the Dec. 20 deadline.

He went 2-9 with a 3.81 ERA and 25 saves last season, losing his role as the Indians' closer to David Riske after blowing 10 save chances.