Options exercised on Bautista, Dickey, Encarnacion

Options exercised on Bautista, Dickey, Encarnacion

The Blue Jays have exercised the club options on outfielder Jose Bautista, right-hander R.A. Dickey and first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion.

The team did not pick up infielder Maicer Izturis' option, and he will become a free agent.

Bautista ($14 million option) finished second on the club with 40 home runs and 114 RBIs behind Josh Donaldson. Encarnacion ($10 million) wasn't far behind with 39 homers and 111 RBIs.

Dickey, who went 11-11 with a 3.91 ERA in 33 games, had a $12 million option.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.