BOSTON — The American League champion Boston Red Sox will not exercise their 1987 contract options on pitcher Tom Seaver and outfielder Tony Armas, the team announced Monday.
The Red Sox also notified right-handed pitcher Sammy Stewart and infielder Dave Stapleton that they will not be offered contracts for 1987.
Seaver, who turns 42 on Nov. 17, injured his right knee in September and was unable to pitch in the playoffs or World Series. The right-hander underwent arthroscopic surgery last week.
Seaver has a lifetime record of 311-205 and a 2.86 earned-run average. He was 5-7 with a 3.80 ERA for the Red Sox in 1986, after being acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a June trade for outfielder Steve Lyons. Seaver also played previously for the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds.