Here are the free agents for every team

November 19th, 2022

Here is a team-by-team breakdown of the notable free agents for all 30 clubs through the Nov. 18 deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players.


Blue Jays

OF , RHP , RHP , INF Vinny Capra, OF Raimel Tapia, OF Bradley Zimmer

After picking up Anthony Bass’ $3 million club option, the Blue Jays could be interested in a reunion with Stripling and Phelps as well. Stripling was especially valuable this season, stepping up in a big way after joining the rotation in place of an injured Hyun Jin Ryu.


With the Orioles coming to an end of a lengthy rebuilding period, most of their players are either early in their arbitration eligibility or pre-arb, with the exception of these veterans. Lyles was a durable innings-eater for the club last season after signing a one-year deal worth $6 million in guaranteed money, but Baltimore turned down his $11 million option for 2023.


The Rays declined Kiermaier’s $13 million club option after another injury-plagued season, but they could look to bring back the three-time Gold Glove Award winner on a lesser deal. It's also possible Tampa Bay will make an effort to re-sign Zunino, who is a well-regarded defensive catcher.

Red Sox

The Red Sox could see three more members of their 2018 World Series-championship winning club depart this offseason, with Martinez and Eovaldi at the end of their contracts and Bogaerts opting out. Boston hit a home run with its signing of Wacha to a one-year, $7 million contract, but the 31-year-old will have a chance to test free agency again with his stock much higher.


The Yankees’ entire offseason will center around Judge, who bet on himself when he turned down New York’s contract extension offer before Opening Day and went on to put up one of the best walk-year campaigns of all time. New York was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo after the first baseman opted out. Carpenter, who signed with the Yankees in May after being let go by the Rangers, put up a 1.138 OPS with 15 home runs in 47 games before fracturing his foot, so both sides could have interest in running it back.



After signing José Ramírez to a seven-year contract extension in April, the Guardians will enter this offseason with their top players all under control through 2023 and beyond.


RHP , LHP , RHP Nate Webb

The Royals are in the midst of a full-blown youth movement, so their only impending free agent is Greinke, who signed a one-year, $13 million contract with Kansas City in March. That said, the Royals have a number of non-tender candidates who could join their list of free agents.


Chafin turned down his $7 million player option for 2023, and the Tigers non-tendered seven players, including Candelario.


The biggest question for the Twins this offseason is whether they’ll make an effort to re-sign Correa after he opted out in pursuit of a longer contract than the three-year, $105.3 million pact he inked with Minnesota in March. His next deal, assuming he opts out, would likely shatter the Twins record of $184 million set by Joe Mauer’s extension in 2010. Exercising Sonny Gray’s $12 million option was a no-brainer, but Minnesota declined its options on Archer ($10 million), Bundy ($11 million) and Sanó ($14 million).

White Sox

Abreu is a clubhouse leader for the White Sox and continues to produce at the age of 35, so we could see Chicago make a strong effort to re-sign him. The last time he was a free agent, he accepted a qualifying offer from the White Sox before signing a new three-year, $50 million deal covering the 2020-22 seasons. Tim Anderson, another important member of the White Sox core, had his $12.5 million club option picked up for 2023.



The Angels don’t have any cornerstone players hitting free agency this offseason, but Shohei Ohtani is eligible to test the open market after 2023. As a result, the Halos could try to work out a long-term extension with the two-way superstar in the coming months.


The Astros have continued to move forward despite losing Gerrit Cole, George Springer and Carlos Correa to free agency in recent offseasons. Houston was able to re-sign Verlander after he missed all of 2021 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he’s better positioned to land a lucrative multiyear deal after turning in a Cy Young-worthy season. The Astros also re-signed Brantley the last time he became a free agent, but the veteran is now 35 and coming off season-ending right shoulder surgery.


OF , RHP , LHP Jared Koenig, INF David MacKinnon

After trading Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt and Sean Manaea before the 2022 season, and Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino prior to the Trade Deadline, the A’s could have a relatively quiet offseason.


It will be interesting to see whether the Mariners try to re-sign Haniger, who recorded 39 homers with 100 RBIs in 2021 but has missed substantial time due to injuries since 2019. He’ll turn 32 in December.


The Rangers could look to bring back Moore, who flourished as a reliever after signing a Minor League contract. They did bring back LHP Martín Pérez, who accepted the qualifying offer.



The Braves’ top priority will likely be re-signing Swanson. The 28-year-old cooled off at the plate in the second half, but he has reached the 20-homer mark in each of the past two years and is one of the best defensive shortstops in the game.


The Marlins not tendering a contract to Anderson was a mild surprise, though he struggled at the plate the last two seasons.


The Mets are in the unenviable position of having three starting pitchers (deGrom, Bassitt, Walker), their starting center fielder/leadoff hitter (Nimmo) and their top two setup men (Ottavino, Lugo) all reach free agency. However, they were able to bring back All-Star closer Edwin Díaz, who agreed to a five-year, $102 million contract, the largest for a reliever in MLB history. They also picked up their club options on Carlos Carrasco ($14 million), Daniel Vogelbach ($1.5 million) and John Curtiss ($775,000)


Coming off a 97-loss season in 2021, the Nats signed a number of veterans with an eye on respectability in 2022. But after trading Juan Soto in July, the club is now in a full-scale rebuild. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Washington move on from most of these players.


The Phillies could have considerable turnover on the pitching side before next season, but Aaron Nola will be back after the team picked up his option for 2023. The club, however, declined Segura’s $17 million option.



Catchers Victor Caratini, Pedro Severino and Alex Jackson are all controllable beyond 2022, so it’s not a given that the Brewers will try to re-sign Narváez, who made the 2021 NL All-Star team but for the most part has been a below-average offensive presence since the start of 2020. Kolten Wong will be back after Milwaukee picked up his $10 million option for 2023, but Boxberger's $3 million option was declined.


Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols retired after the 2022 season, but the club re-signed Adam Wainwright for one more year. St. Louis could look to re-sign Quintana after he recorded a 2.01 ERA over 12 starts with the Cards, who acquired the lefty at the Trade Deadline.


Although they traded Yu Darvish, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Báez and Craig Kimbrel between the end of the 2020 season and the 2021 Trade Deadline, the Cubs ended up holding onto Contreras through the 2022 Deadline. A return to Chicago, either via a qualifying offer or a new multiyear deal, remains a possibility for the All-Star catcher.


Most of Pittsburgh’s players are not even eligible for arbitration yet, and neither Gamel nor Perez is expected to be part of the Pirates’ long-term future.


The rebuilding Reds could move on from all of these players this offseason.



Davies and Kennedy both signed one-year deals with 2023 mutual options in March and provided veteran experience for an Arizona club that was short on proven arms.


When the Dodgers lost shortstop Corey Seager to the Rangers last offseason, they had a tailor-made replacement in Trea Turner. But now Turner is a free agent, too. The Dodgers are reportedly close to bringing back Kershaw for 2023, but they lost a key piece of their rotation when Tyler Anderson rejected their qualifying offer and reportedly reached a three-year deal with the Angels.


Positioned to be the most coveted starter on the market, Rodón opted out of the final year remaining on his two-year, $44 million deal. San Francisco was able to bring back Joc Pederson via the qualifying offer, but the club could move on from Belt and Longoria.


Joe Musgrove would have been the Padres’ biggest free agent this offseason, but he inked a five-year, $100 million contract extension in August. The Friars have two other starters hitting free agency in Clevinger and Manaea, but it’s possible the team will look elsewhere to fill those rotation spots. The Myers era in San Diego could be over after eight seasons, with the Padres declining his $20 million club option.


After losing Trevor Story and Jon Gray at the end of the 2021 season, the Rockies don’t have anyone of that caliber entering free agency this offseason, though Iglesias had a solid season on a one-year, $5 million deal.