Nov 2 1:23p
The Red Sox declined Thornton's $6 million option for the 2014 season, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports.
As expected, the Red Sox opted for a $1 million buyout. Thornton didn't make the team's postseason roster, despite holding lefties to a .235/.257/.370 slash line during the regular season. He shouldn't have much trouble finding work, as plenty of teams will be in need of a solid lefty for the bullpen.