The Orioles officially announced Thursday that they have declined Melvin Mora's 2010 option worth $8 million.

The move was expected. Mora, who turns 38 in February, hit .260/.321/.358 this season with just 28 extra-base hits in 484 plate appearances. He's now headed for free agency and will look to sign on elsewhere as a utility infielder. The O's apparently have no interest in bringing him back at a lesser price and could try Ty Wigginton at third base until prospect Josh Bell proves he's ready. Oct. 29 - 5:07 pm et

Dusty said theyll be looking for a good RBI guy, Ive always liked Mora