The Dodgers got busy real quickly after the World Series.
The day after the Giants swept the Tigers, the Dodgers declined their options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and catcher Matt Treanor.
Declining the options cost the Dodgers almost $1 million, but will take $7.45 million in 2013 salary off the books.
Rivera was scheduled to make $4 million next season, but instead the Dodgers will pay him a $500,000 buyout. Rivera hit .244 with nine homers and 44 RBI in 312 at-bats, with .286 on-base and .375 slugging percentages. He became less necessary with the addition of a full-time left-fielder (Carl Crawford) and first baseman (Adrian Gonzalez).
Coffey’s season ended with Tommy John surgery, so the chances of his $2.5-million options being picked up were pretty much nonexistent. His buyout cost $300,000. He was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA in just 19 1/3 innings.