LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles outfielder J.D. Drew Thursday opted to forego the final three years of his contract with the Dodgers and became a free agent.
The oft-injured Drew, 30, is forfeiting an estimated $33 million, and hopes to latch on with another team.
His agent, Scott Boras, told MLB.com it was a business decision, but added that Drew was "very happy" playing for the Dodgers and wanted to continue discussions with the club.
"In light of what J.D. said at the end of the year, about making a commitment and how much he loved playing here, I was surprised," said Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti. "He moved on and we'll move on. We'll find a player who wants to stay here."
MLB.com said confirmation was faxed to Colletti Thursday.
Drew batted .283 with 20 homers and 100 RBI in 494 at-bats last season.