Angels decline David DeJesus’ option for 2016


David DeJesus is a free agent, as the Angels declined the veteran outfielder’s $5 million option for 2016 and paid him a $1 million buyout instead.

DeJesus was acquired from the Rays at the trade deadline, but played sparingly for the Angels down the stretch while hitting just .125.

At age 36 it’s possible DeJesus is no longer a viable regular in a corner outfield spot, but he did post a solid .748 OPS in 2014 and has a career .275 batting average with a .761 OPS in 13 seasons as a big leaguer.