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Red Sox decline Martin Perez's option for 2021

Red Sox

Martin Perez is officially a free agent.

The Boston Red Sox announced Sunday they've declined Perez's $6.25 million contract option for the 2021 season.

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Boston signed Perez to a one-year, $6 million deal last winter. The left-hander went 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 starts during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.