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List of moves at Friday's non-tender deadline

Major League teams had until 8 ET Friday night to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Any arbitration-eligible player tendered a contract must either agree to terms with the team on a salary for next season or go through an arbitration hearing.

• 6 new free agents who should draw interest

Major League teams had until 8 ET Friday night to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Any arbitration-eligible player tendered a contract must either agree to terms with the team on a salary for next season or go through an arbitration hearing.

• 6 new free agents who should draw interest

If a team "non-tenders" a player, that player becomes a free agent and can immediately sign with any of the 30 clubs. All players on the 40-man roster with fewer than six years of Major League service time must be tendered contracts by Friday's deadline, though players with fewer than three years of service time are almost always tendered since clubs aren't required to pay them more than the league minimum.

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Below is a rundown of teams' non-tender decisions.

Angels: The club agreed to terms on a 2018 contract with right-handed reliever Blake Wood and tendered contracts to all 10 of their other arbitration-eligible players. More >

Astros: Houston has tendered 2018 Major League contracts to all but one of its unsigned 40-man roster players, as right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers was not tendered a contract. More >

Athletics: The club tendered a contract to all seven of its arbitration-eligible players: outfielder Khris Davis, right-handers Kendall Graveman, Blake Treinen, Chris Hatcher and Liam Hendriks, shortstop Marcus Semien and catcher Josh Phegley. More >

Blue Jays: Ryan Goins and Tom Koehler are officially free agents after the Blue Jays declined to tender contracts to both players. More >

Braves: Atlanta has declined to tender a 2018 contract offer to infielder INF Matt Adams, INF/OF Jace Peterson, and INF/OF Danny Santana, while also agreeing to terms with RHP Chase Whitley on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2018 season to avoid salary arbitration with the right-hander. More >

Brewers: Milwaukee signed catcher Stephen Vogt to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Vogt's non-guaranteed deal is for $3.065 million. The signing cut the Brewers' list of arbitration-eligible players to six: Jared Hughes, Jeremy Jeffress, Corey Knebel, Jimmy Nelson, Hernan Perez and Jonathan Villar. More >

Cubs: The Cubs chose not to tender a contract to Hector Rondon, opting to let the right-hander go to free agency rather than see his salary potentially increase north of $6 million through the arbitration process. The club did tender contracts to its six other arbitration-eligible players: Kris Bryant, Justin Grimm, Kyle Hendricks, Tommy La Stella, Addison Russell and Justin Wilson. More >

Video: Cubs decide to non-tender Rondon

D-backs: The D-backs tendered contracts to 37 players with only pitchers J.J. Hoover and T.J. McFarland -- both of whom were eligible for salary arbitration -- being non-tendered. More >

Dodgers: The club tendered contracts to all eight of their arbitration eligible players. Those players and their 2017 salaries: Yasmani Grandal, $5.5 million; Alex Wood, $2.8 million; Luis Avilan, $1.5 million; Josh Fields, $1.05 million; Tony Cingrani, $618,306; Enrique Hernandez, $555,000; Pedro Baez, $550,000; Joc Pederson, $502,442. More >  

Giants: The club tendered contracts to second baseman Joe Panik, right-handed relief pitchers Cory Gearrin, Sam Dyson and Hunter Strickland, and lefty reliever Will Smith. More >

Indians: Cleveland avoided arbitration with right-handed reliever Dan Otero, signing him to a one-year deal. Among the Tribe's six other arbitration-eligible players, only outfielder Abraham Almonte appeared to be a non-tender candidate heading into the deadline. More >

Marlins: Miami tendered contracts to all six of its arbitration-eligible players -- including All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna -- prior to the deadline. Along with Ozuna, tenders also were extended to catcher J.T. Realmuto, first baseman Justin Bour, right-hander Dan Straily and infielders Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas. More >

Mariners: Seattle declined to non-tender pitcher Drew Smyly and agreed to terms on a 2018 contract with infielder Andrew Romine. More >

Video: Mariners decline to tender Smyly

Mets: New York tendered all nine of its arbitration-eligible players contracts on Friday, including right-handed starter Matt Harvey, who is coming off his worst season as a professional. The Mets also tendered contracts to starting pitchers Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler, relievers Jeurys Familia, AJ Ramos and Hansel Robles, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and infielder Wilmer Flores.  More >

Padres: San Diego announced its has tendered contracts to 39 players for the 2018 season. More >

Rangers: Texas announced that the club will not tender 2018 contract offers to right-handed pitchers Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin, and Nick Martinez, and infielder Hanser Alberto. More >

Rays: Tendered contracts were right-handers Alex Colome and Jake Odorizzi; outfielder/designated hitter Corey Dickerson; infielders Brad Miller and Matt Duffy; shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria; catcher Jesus Sucre; left-hander Dan Jennings; and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. More >

Red Sox: Boston will tender contracts to all 34 unsigned players on its Major League roster, including veteran utility man Brock Holt, the only Boston player who even seemed like a remote candidate to be non-tendered. Also on the club's long list of arbitration-eligible players are standout right fielder Mookie Betts, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., left-hander Drew Pomeranz, right-hander Joe Kelly, right-hander Steven Wright and catcher Christian Vazquez.  More >

Reds: The club declined to offer left-hander and waiver-claim pickup Kyle Crockett a contract for '18.

Royals: Kansas City signed right-handed pitcher Mike Morin to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration, and announced that it will not tender a contract to outfielder Terrance Gore. More >

Tigers: The club announced that it will not tender a contract for the 2018 season to righthanded pitcher Bruce Rondon. More >

Twins: As expected, Minnesota tendered contracts to all six of its players eligible for arbitration: Infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza, reliever Ryan Pressly, outfielder Robbie Grossman and right-handers Kyle Gibson and Trevor May.  More >

White Sox: Chicago has agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.05 million contract with right-hander Danny Farquhar, avoiding arbitration. The White Sox have eight other arbitration-eligible players: Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Yolmer Sanchez, Carlos Rodon and Leury Garcia all figure to be tendered contracts, while relievers Zach Putnam, Al Alburquerque and Jake Petricka are potential non-tender candidates. More >

Yankees: New York has tendered contracts to all 40 players currently on its 40-man roster, including catcher Austin Romine, who earned $805,000 in 2017 and had been mentioned as a possibility to be non-tendered. In addition to Romine, Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, Tommy Kahnle, Chasen Shreve and Adam Warren were also eligible for arbitration. More >