Second baseman Mark Ellis and left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano became free agents Thursday as the Dodgers declined to exercise their options for next season.

The steady-fielding Ellis became expendable when the Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28-million contract. Guerrero is expected to replace Ellis at second base.

Ellis, 36, was a Gold Glove finalist. He batted .264 with 13 home runs and 79 runs batted in in his two seasons with the Dodgers.

Ellis will be paid a $1 million buyout.

Capuano will also be paid a $1 million buyout.

Capuano’s option for next season was worth $8 million.

Capuano pitched well in 2012, but was marginalized this year by injuries and the Dodgers’ surplus of arms.