… but the Dodgers have decided NOT to pick up the 2009 contract option on backup catcher Gary Bennett, who wasn’t heard from at all after he went onto the DL on May 20 with plantar fasciitis at a time when he also admitted to what anyone watching already knew, that he had the yips. He appeared in just 10 games, starting six, all while earning $825,000. His option was for $900,000, and the buyout is $50,000. Not sure what the Dodgers are going to do about a backup catcher, a position it appears they will make more use of next year. But if they don’t find anybody that blows them away, they could do well enough simply by keeping Danny Ardoin, whom they still control because he has less than three years of service time. Good guy in the clubhouse who accepts his role in a professional manner.