The Milwaukee Brewers have declined their $15 million option on Ryan Braun's contract for the 2021 season.
Braun is due a $4 million buyout and will become a free agent.
The 37-year-old has said that this year might be his final Major League season.
"I'll take my time in making a decision,'' Braun said in mid-September. "I'll sit down with my family and see where we're at in a couple of months. It's not a decision that I anticipate making right away. I'll take some time to see where I'm at physically, see where things stand baseball specifically and in the world at large before I make a decision about that."