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The following is a list of free agents of note in Major League Baseball.

Players listed in BOLD are players that have had a Qualifying Offer extended to them

We will update this article on an ongoing basis throughout the offseason.

NOTE: If a player has an * next to his name, his contract does include an option. 

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Catchers TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Welington Castillo BAL 1-yr, $6M
The deal includes a second year with a $7 million player option. Castillo went .264-14-68 last year and should produce similarly this season. 
Jason Castro MIN 3-yr, $24M
A strong defender who really can't hit. Nothing more than a low end second catcher in mixed leagues at best. 
A.J. Ellis MIA 1-yr, $2.5M  He will likely play around 30-35 games as the backup to J.T. Realmuto.
Ryan Hanigan      
Nick Hundley     The Orioles are kicking the tires. 
A.J. Pierzynski     Wants to play one more season. 
Wilson Ramos TB 2-yr, $12/5M The deal could be worth $18.5 million if the incentives are hit. On his outlook see Offseason Injuries
David Ross     Unless something changes drastically he will retire a World Champion. 
       
Kurt Suzuki ATL 1-yr,. $1.5 There's another $2.5 million in incentives in there for Suzuki who will share playing time with Tyler Flowers behind the dish. 
Josh Thole      
Matt Wieters     After accepting a one year qualyfying offer last season he's looking to hit it big this offseason. See this Ray's Ramblings piece
       
First Basemen TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Pedro Alvarez     Still has 25 homer power. Still waiting for a team.
Ike Davis     Is his career over? Former 30-homer slugger looking for work. 
Edwin Encarnacion CLE 3-yr, $60M The top slugger on the market, EE is getting more than the $60 million listed. For the details see - Encarnacion is an Indian
Adam LaRoche     Will he try to rekindle his career or remain with his family?
Adam Lind     A platoon option, someone could find themselves a nice bargain after Lind's down 2016.
James Loney TEX Minor lg.  Signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. Who will he battle for playing time, Jurickson Profar? Josh Hamilton? Maybe Joey Gallo?
Justin Morneau     Not the hitter he once was, but still a servicable bat.
Kendrys Morales TOR 3-yr, $33M For more on the signing of Morales see Off-Season Dealings.
Mitch Moreland BOS 1-yr, $5M He has a Gold Glove so he will push HanRam to the DH role. Moreland won't play versus lefties given his career .673 OPS against them. 
Brandon Moss     Looking for a home after late season collapse. Still a solid outfield bat.
Mike Napoli     Looking to get paid as the top power bat on the secondary market. Sounds like the Rangers might end up being the landing spot.
David Ortiz * BOS 1-yr, $16M The Sox picked up the contract just in case after Ortiz went .315-38-127 in his final season. He won't be returning. 
Nick Swisher      At least he's made millions and has a hot wife. 
Mark Teixeira     He's expected to retire after an impressive career. 
       
Second Basemen TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Aaron Hill     A versatile veteran who is nothing more than a bench presence on an upper division club.
Chase Utley     Not who he once was, but he can still provide a productive option at second base. The Dodgers remain interested.
Neil Walker NYM 1-yr, $17.2M QO He was off to a fantastic season last year before it derailed due to a back injury and subsequent surgery. He comes with obvious risk, but it's nice power at the keystone.
Josh Wilson      
       
Shortstops TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Erick Aybar     The Padres are interested.
Clint Barmes     Decided to retire back in May.
Andres Blanco PHI 1-yr, $3M
Blanco can play all three spots in the outfield but he's nothing other than a depth option in NL-only leagues. 
Lourdes Gurriel TOR 7-yr, $22M Slashed .277/.362/.426 in just under 1,100 at-bats in Cuba's top professional league, including a slash line of .344/.407/.560 with 10 homers in 245 plate appearances during the 2015-16 season. He also offers above-average speed and can play all around the infield as well as all three outfield positions.
Brendan Ryan      
       
Third Basemen TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Daniel Descalso     All quiet on this front.
Martin Prado MIA 3-yr, $40M Prado will be paid handsomely to continue being what he has always been - a professional hitter. He hit .305 with 75 RBI and 70 runs scored last season.
Justin Turner LAD 4-yr, $64M The best power hitting option at the hot corner on the market returns to the Dodgers. For more see Ray's Rambling's Pre Holiday Talk.  
Luis Valbuena     Can power the ball and play a few positions, but really isn't a very good hitter.
       
Outfielders TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Jose Bautista TOR 1-yr, $18.5M The deal can be worth up to $60 million over three years to return to Toronto where he will be expected to be the same guy as always - big-time power.
Carlos Beltran HOU 1-yr, $16M
Coming off an impressive power season that nearly saw him go 30-100. The astros paid a steep price hoping for similar production at age 40 (in April).
Gregor Blanco ARI Minor Lg. Will battle for a backup spot in the outfield in Arizona.
Peter Bourjos     More glove than bat.
Michael Bourn     The Orioles are interested in bringing him back. 
Yoenis Cespedes NYM 4-yr, $110M He gets the highest AAV of any position player in baseball history other than Miggy ($31M) at $27.5. An impressive talent, but he has trouble staying on the field. 
Chris Coghlan     Played first, second, third and the outfield last season. 
Coco Crisp     Someone will sign the veteran. 
Rajai Davis OAK 1-yr, $6M He will run, steal 30 bases, get on base at a league average pace, and of course be traded by the A's at some point.
David DeJesus     His wife is so hot.
Ian Desmond COL 5-yr, $70M Four 20/20 seasons in five years led to the huge contract. For a breakdown, see the Winter Meetings Report
Dexter Fowler STL 5-yr., $82.5M An on base stud, teh Cardinals basically get a guy to replace the player they let go last year (Jason Heyward). See The Aftermath.
Sam Fuld      
Craig Gentry      
Carlos Gomez TEX 1-yr, $11.5M Gomez turned down multi-year deals to return to the Rangers where he finally found his groove late in the year. With health, success will follow.
Chris Heisey WAS 1-yr, $1.4M Far from an impact player in fantasy, Heisey appeared in 83 games for the Nats last season and batted .216 with nine home runs, 17 RBI and 18 runs scored.
Matt Holliday NYY 1-yr, $13M The veteran can still power the baseball effectively. A solid veteran signing for the Yankees. With health, he should basically replace Beltran's lost production.
Jon Jay CHC 1-yr, $8M A professional hitter who profiles best as a 4th major league outfielder. He will likely share center with Albert Almora
Matt Joyce OAK 2-yr, $11M It's great to be left-handed. A platoon option if there ever was one, Joyce was paid rather handsomely for who he is at this point of his career. 
Nate McLouth     The end of the line?
Logan Morrison     LoMo is a great guy, but he has never lived up to expectations, not close.
Angel Pagan     Can still get it done, but back woes continue to concern as his age increases.
Colby Rasmus      Power, streakiness, ugly hair. You get it all with this psuedo-slugger.
Josh Reddick HOU 4-yr, $32M I think the Astros overpaid. 
Ben Revere  LAA 1-yr, $4M
Revere hit .300 with 20 steals each year from 2014-16 before last year's flameout (.217 with 14 thefts). Should rebound.
Sean Rodriguez ATL 2-yr, $11.5M Rewarded for his best season, S-Rod went .270/.349/.510 with 18 homers in 300 ABs while playing 20 games at 1B, 2B, SS and OF.
Michael Saunders PHI 1-yr, $9M The deal inclusde a club option for $11 million. Saunders starred in the first half last season before falling flat on his face in the 2nd half. A career of unfulfilled expectations.
Travis Snider TEX Minor Lg. Is he still playing? He signed a minor league deal with the Ranger.s
Jose Tabata *     Is he still playing?
Mark Trumbo     Rejected his qualifying offer and will look to parlay his best season into a big dollar deal as a limited slugger with immense power. Doesn't sound like he will be headed back to Baltimore.
       
Starting Pitchers TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
Brett Anderson     An injury filled mess. 
Bronson Arroyo     Hopes to continue his career. All depends how his body responds this offseason.
Brandon Beachy      His arm is just broken. 
Andrew Cashner TEX 1-yr, $10M Cashner's signing likely means Derek Holland and Colby Lewis won't be back. Cashner is long on talent, but short on production as he always underperforms.
Bartolo Colon ATL 1-yr, $12.5M While Jeff Mans likes him loaded with sour cream, bacon and chives, the Braves will take him as is after going 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 128 strikeouts over 197.1 innings for the Mets last season. The soon-to-be 44 year old defied all sensible logic after he posted a 4.0 K/BB last season despite throwing a fastball that never topped 88 mph almost 90-percent of the time he pitched.
John Danks  ATL Minor lg. Worst lefty on the market? Not really sure why the Braves seem intent on signing every old guy on the bump...
Jorge de la Rosa     Worst lefty on the market? Slightly better than Danks. 
R.A. Dickey ATL 1-yr, $7.5M Dickey threw 169.2 innings last season for the Jays with a 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. The 42 year old knuckleballer is merely an innings eater at this point.
Scott Feldman      
Jaime Garcia ATL 1-yr, $12M  The Cards picked up his option.
Jeremy Guthrie     Hopes to get a bullpen gig. He's pitching in Australian Winter Ball. 
Jason Hammel     Can't throw 180-innings, can't, but he's a solid depth starter. Not getting the interest he hoped for. 
Jeremy Hellickson PHI 1-yr, $17.2M QO After leading the Phillies with 12 wins, Hellickson opted to accept the team's qualifying offer. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.71 ERA and tied career highs with 32 starts and 189 innings pitched. He also struck out a career-best 154 batters, while walking just 45.
Derek Holland CWS 1-yr, $6M
Holland will be asked to take the rotation spot of Chris Sale. For his outlook see Signings on the Hill. 
Daniel Hudson PIT 2-yr, $11M Seems like every team in baseball with a hole in the pen is looking. The Pirates nabbed him. See Minor Movement
Edwin Jackson      
Cliff Lee     The once great lefty will never pitch again.
Cory Luebke      
Kris Medlen     He's had about 37 surgeries on his arm but he keeps coming back.
Matt Moore SF 1-yr, $7M See why the Giants brought him back.
Charlie Morton HOU 2-yr, $14M The Astros hope the groundballer can round out their rotation.
Jon Niese     Coming off a terrible season with an ERA in the five's, but he is left-handed. 
Ivan Nova PIT 3-yr, $26M Seemed to resurrect his career in Pittsburgh where he will return. See Mound Movement
Jake Peavy     The righty can still get batters out when he's healthy. The Padres are interested. 
Josh Tomlin     He can't keep the ball in the yard, but when he does he's effective.
Edinson Volquez MIA 2-yr, $22M He stinks. The Marlins have a need though so they signed the veteran righty.
Jered Weaver     The Padres are kicking the tires. 
C.J. Wilson     Don't hate him cause he's beautiful.
Travis Wood     Upwards of 10 teams are circling.
       
Relief Pitchers TEAM CONTRACT COMMENT
       
Joaquin Benoit PHI 1-yr, $7.5M The aging vet can stll get batters out, he's still got big time stuff, so with health the Phillies will likely be happy. 
Jonathan Broxton      
Trevor Cahill  SD 1-yr, $1.75M
Cahill will get a chance to vie for a rotation spot with the Padres after posting a 2.74 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 65.2 innings last season. 
Brett Cecil STL 4-yr, $30M Coming off a down season cause of injury, he will allow the Cards to roll out yet another impressive arm late in games.
Santiago Casilla OAK 2-yr, $11M
Seems like Casilla will setup for Ryan Madson, though Madson struggled enough last season that Casilla slipping into the 9th at some point seems possible.
Aroldis Chapman NYY 5-yr, $86M
Got paid to close for the Yankees. For more see the Winter Meetings Report.
Jesse Chavez LAA 1-yr, $5.75M While he pitched out of the bullpen exclusively last year, the Angels intend to use him as a starter.  He posted a 4.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 62 appearances between the Blue Jays and the Dodgers and will hope the pitcher-friendly environment of Angel Stadium helps him reduce the number of home runs allowed this year. In 2016, he allowed 12 home runs over 67 innings.
Tim Collins     Small, but can get guys out when healthy.
Aaron Crow      
Michael Dunn COL 3-yr, $19M
Dunn is a lefty, and if you can get lefties out you get paid. See Signing on the Hill.
Dana Eveland      
Neftali Feliz     Teams are very interested in the righty with momentum building for a return to the Pirates.
Luke Hochevar      
Greg Holland     Is back to throwing and interest is picking up, even if his velocity is still down. Lookinf for two years and $22 million. 
J.P. Howell     The Giants are said to be kicking the tires.
Kenley Jansen LAD 5-yr, $80M Got $80 million to return to the Dodgers to continue to dominate the 9th inning. See Pre Holiday Talk.
Casey Janssen      
Kevin Jepsen      
Brandon League     At one point he had a hellacious sinker. 
Boone Logan      
Javier Lopez     Still murder on lefties.
Brian Matusz      
Mark Melancon SF 4-yr, $62M The "third" closer on the market, Melancon will lock down the 9th for the Giants. For more see the Winter Meetings Report.
Joe Nathan     The soon to be 42 year old pitched just 6.1 innings last season. He wants to coninue his career. 
Josh Outman      
Yusmeiro Petit      
Cesar Ramos PHI Minor lg.  Will get a shot to make the majors after a dreadful 2016. 
Sergio Romo     Can still get batters out, but his slurvy slider, when not breaking, is a base hit magnet.
Marc Rzepczynski SEA 2-yr, $11M He can get lefties out with the best of them and will fill a prime setup role for the Mariners. 
Fernando Salas      
Sergio Santos      
Joe Smith      
Craig Stammen      
Drew Storen CIN 1-yr, $3M Will likely start in a setup capacity, but the Reds seem open to letting the 9th play out based on spring performance. 
Koji Uehara CHC 1-yr, $6M Dude can still get batters out at an elite rate. See Signings on the Hill
Jordan Walden ATL Minor lg. deal  A big arm, but shoulder woes have derailed his career. 
Brad Ziegler MIA 2-yr, $16M He has 52 saves as a ground ball machine the last two seasons. Not the prototypical 9th inning arm, he will slot back into a setup role in Miami.
* Contract includes an option    
** Players who received qualifying offers are in bold.   
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