Garret Anderson has had his club contract option for 2009 declined by the Angels. They will be paying hima $3 Million buyout. He is a free agent.
The Angels have picked up their options on John Lackey and Vladimir Guerrero for the 2009 season. It is the final year under contract to the Angels for both players.
Anderson made his debut with the California Angels in 1995. John Lackey was the winning pitcher in the team's World Series clinching Game 7 in 2002. Vladimir Guerrero was the Most Valuable Player in the American League in 2004, only the 2nd Angel to win a league MVP.
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