The Astros have picked up Brian Moehler's option for 2010 for $3 million. Wait, what? "The Astros informed Brian Moehler today that they plan to pick up their portion of the mutual option they hold on the right-hander for 2010.
"Moehler, who had right knee partial lateral meniscectomy to remove loose particles from his knee Monday, has the right to decline the $3 million contract. The Astros had until the fifth day after the World Series to exercise the option or pay Moehler a $250,000 buyout. If he declines, then he doesnÆt get the buyout.
"Moehler was 8-12 with a 5.47 ERA this year.
"'We informed Moehler today that we want to pick up his option,' Ed Wade said. 'He has the right to decline. WeÆre optimistic that Brian is going to be back with us next year.'"
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