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Cameron and Branyan will be back. Klesko not so much. Piazza not for $8M

The Indy Channel:

The San Diego Padres declined their 2007 contractual options on catcher Mike Piazza and infielder/outfielder Ryan Klesko on Monday.

The team also exercised their 2007 options on outfielder Mike Cameron and infielder/outfielder Russell Branyan.


If Mike Piazza returns to the Padres next season, it will have to be for less than $8 million.

The Padres declined to exercise 2007 options for Piazza and slugger Ryan Klesko on Monday. The two-time NL West champions will bring back center fielder Mike Cameron at $7 million and third baseman Russell Branyan at $1 million.