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New players added to winter's free-agent mix

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A total of 59 players were non-tendered ahead of Wednesday's deadline, though three immediately re-signed (Kyle Ryan and Dan Winkler with the Cubs, and Kyle Farmer with the Reds), meaning 56 players were added to this offseason's free-agent class. Here is a look at each players who was non-tendered, listed

Knebel 'excited' to join World Series champs

Dodgers acquire veteran reliever in trade with Brewers
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In a low-risk, high-reward move, the Dodgers acquired reliever Corey Knebel from the Brewers on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Knebel, who is eligible for salary arbitration after making a prorated portion of his $5.125 million deal in 2020, missed all of

'A Cubs legend': Schwarber, 3 others set free

Almora also gone; Báez, Bryant tendered; RHP claimed from Red Sox
9:56 PM EST

CHICAGO -- Kyle Schwarber was one of the early pieces in the construction of a Cubs core that changed the course of the franchise's history. He played a role in Chicago's World Series triumph over Cleveland four years ago, ending the Cubs' 108-year title drought. Now, Schwarber has gone from

Halos trade for veteran shortstop Iglesias

Minasian on first big move as GM: 'This was a really good fit'
10:04 PM EST

The Angels addressed a huge need at shortstop by acquiring José Iglesias from the Orioles on Wednesday for Minor League right-handers Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto. Iglesias gives the Angels a replacement at shortstop for Andrelton Simmons, who is a free agent and was not extended a qualifying offer. Los

DJ LeMahieu’s potential suitors, ranked

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Free-agent season is upon us! This will be a free-agent season unlike any other, which makes sense, given it follows a year unlike any other. You can’t expect things to start getting normal now. For the next few weeks, we’ll take looks regularly at the top free agents and their

Sánchez among Yanks tendered contracts

Cessa, Heller avoid arbitration; Holder non-tendered
10:02 PM EST

The Yankees have voiced their belief that Gary Sánchez swung the bat better than his numbers indicated throughout the most frustrating season of his professional career. They are banking that the big-swinging catcher will prove them right. Sánchez was among the players with fewer than six years of service time

Angels positioned for Bauer push?

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Trevor Bauer has always been one of MLB's most analytical and outspoken players, but strictly in terms of performance, he hardly could have put up a stronger platform season (11 starts, NL-best 1.73 ERA, 100-to-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 73 innings) before his first foray into free agency. His stellar campaign

Rumors: Blue Jays talking trade for infielder

5:25 PM EST is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

How Halos' trade impacts shortstop market

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A core member of the stellar A's infield that anchored the team on its playoff runs the last three seasons, Marcus Semien is a free agent for the first time after six seasons in Oakland. Semien was an American League MVP finalist in 2019, when he played all 162 games

Every move of 2020-21 offseason, tracked

10:33 AM EST

Every winter, there are dozens upon dozens of interesting player moves, and as we've done in the past (2018-19, 2019-20) we're going to catalog all of them here, in a giant running list. (All of the Major League signings and trades, anyway, from players who have already been Major Leaguers.

Position by position: Top free agents available

November 29, 2020

Teams around the Majors will spend the next few months tuning up their rosters for 2021. Some will be major overhauls, while others will be small tweaks. As always, the free-agent market includes a little bit of everything, but which players around the diamond figure to see the most action?

Slugger Duvall non-tendered by Braves

8:47 PM EST

The Braves declined to tender a contract to Adam Duvall ahead of Wednesday night's deadline, putting his future with the club in doubt. Duvall was the Braves’ only arbitration-eligible player who was not tendered a contract. Johan Camargo, Luke Jackson and Grant Dayton signed one-year deals with the club on

Rosario, Wisler non-tendered by Twins

Four players agree to deals; Rogers tendered contract
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins non-tendered left fielder Eddie Rosario and reliever Matt Wisler at Wednesday night's deadline, making both players free agents. The move with Rosario came as no surprise; the decision on Wisler, on the other hand, came as a significant surprise after he had been one of the

Dahl among trio non-tendered by Rockies

Outfielder becomes free agent, along with Wolters, González
10:25 PM EST

DENVER -- In a move driven by the lack of ticket revenue in 2020 and uncertainty surrounding next year, the Rockies non-tendered center fielder David Dahl on Wednesday, the deadline to offer contracts to players eligible for salary arbitration. Dahl, who has dealt with frequent injuries but also was an

Matz agrees to deal; Gsellman tendered

Mets decline to tender lefty Chasen Shreve a contract
8:43 PM EST

NEW YORK -- A surprise non-tender of Chasen Shreve was the most noteworthy decision the Mets made prior to Wednesday’s deadline for teams to tender contracts to their players not under guaranteed deals. The Mets chose to extend contracts to two pitchers coming off down years, Steven Matz and Robert

Padres tender contract to Pham, not Garcia

8:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres tendered a contract to outfielder Tommy Pham on Wednesday but cut ties with Greg Garcia, making the versatile utility player a free agent. Pham and Garcia were the Padres' two biggest question marks ahead of Wednesday's non-tender deadline, and neither decision comes as much of

Mazara, Rodón non-tendered by White Sox

Fry agrees to 1-year deal; Menechino, Cairo talk '21
7:38 PM EST

CHICAGO -- The White Sox announced Wednesday that they've declined to tender 2021 contracts to left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón and outfielder Nomar Mazara. The White Sox also agreed to terms on a one-year, $862,500 contract with left-handed pitcher Jace Fry, avoiding arbitration. All remaining unsigned players on the White Sox

Ozuna's market coming into focus

5:13 PM EST

After a pair of underwhelming seasons in St. Louis (107 OPS+ from 2018-19), Marcell Ozuna bet on himself prior to the '20 season, signing a one-year, $18 million free-agent deal with the Braves. It's safe to say Ozuna re-established his market value (and then some): He nearly won the National

No surprise: Nats tender Soto, Turner

10:31 PM EST

In an expected move, the Nationals tendered contracts to standouts Juan Soto and Trea Turner. The league-wide deadline to tender 2021 contracts to arbitration-eligible players was 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and Washington did not non-tender any players. The club agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with right-hander Joe

KC re-signs Soler, Dozier, three more

7:53 PM EST

The Royals agreed to one-year contracts with OF/DH Jorge Soler, first baseman/outfielder Hunter Dozier, right-handers Jesse Hahn and Jakob Junis and outfielder Franchy Cordero, but the club non-tendered third baseman Maikel Franco, infielder Jeison Guzman, infielder/outfielder Erick Mejia and outfielder Bubba Starling by Wednesday's 7 p.m. CT deadline. Left-handed pitcher

Indians non-tender Naquin (source)

8:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND -- Because the Indians’ overcrowded outfield struggled offensively this past season, it seemed likely that at least one of their arbitration-eligible outfielders would not be tendered a contract before Wednesday's 8 p.m. ET deadline, and that proved to be the case. The Indians announced Wednesday evening that they did

Red Sox avoid arb with Barnes, three others

8:56 PM EST

The Red Sox finished off a flurry of activity leading up to Wednesday’s 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline, announcing that they avoided arbitration by reaching one-year deals with righty relievers Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier and Austin Brice along with backup catcher Kevin Plawecki. The pacts came on the heels of

Colás, the 'Cuban Ohtani,' steps toward MLB

9:40 AM EST

Two-way player Oscar Luis Colás, who defected from Cuba in January, has been declared a free agent by his Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a source told’s Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday. Colás will now petition for Major League Baseball free agency, which is the first step

Cards tender 5, but not Brebbia, Ravelo

9:38 PM EST

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals cleared two spots on their roster at Wednesday’s deadline to offer player contracts for the 2021 season, declining to tender offers to reliever John Brebbia and infielder Rangel Ravelo. Both are now free agents. With their roster now at 37, the Cardinals tendered contracts to

Alberto non-tendered in flurry of O's moves

Sánchez, Valaika agree to one-year deals
10:20 PM EST

The Orioles non-tendered one of their most productive and popular players from the past two seasons at Wednesday’s deadline, parting ways with second baseman Hanser Alberto amid a flurry of moves that reshaped their infield and continued to bolster their farm system with an eye toward the future. Alberto, 28,