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09:20  01 november  2019
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131 players have become free agents , led by Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon. With the World Series over, free - agent season has officially begun.

The 2018-19 free - agent class was one of the best in recent memory, featuring big names such as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel. Keep track of the notable players remaining on the open market with the list below, which will be continually updated as

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Major League Baseball free agency is nearly upon us, and the players' association announced the list of 131 players who officially became available following the conclusion of the World Series, qualifying as Article XX(B) free agents.

Not all players qualify as Article XX(B) free agents, and the list is bound to grow as options are officially declined and players use opt-outs. Additionally, some of the players on the list are still eligible to receive a qualifying offer and could be retained by their team without hitting free agency.

Here's a full list of the 131 players, sorted by their 2019 team, with only the Kansas City Royals having no official departures:

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Here's a look at some of the top players in Major League Baseball who are entering free agency . USA TODAY Sports. Now that the 2017 World Series has concluded, free agency season has officially began. A total of 165 players became free agents .

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Arizona Diamondbacks:Alex Avila, Jarrod Dyson, Yoshihisa Hirano, Adam Jones

Atlanta Braves:Jerry Blevins, Francisco Cervelli, Josh Donaldson, Adeiny Hechavarria, Matt Joyce, Dallas Keuchel, Chris Martin, Brian McCann (retired), Darren O'Day, Anthony Swarzak, Josh Tomlin

Baltimore Orioles:Mark Trumbo

Boston Red Sox:Andrew Cashner, Jhoulys Chacin, Brock Holt, Mitch Moreland, Steve Pearce, Rick Porcello

Chicago Cubs:Nicholas Castellanos, Xavier Cedeno, Steve Cishek, Cole Hamels, Brandon Kintzler, Jonathan Lucroy, Pedro Strop, Ben Zobrist

Chicago White Sox:Jose Abreu, Ross Detwiler, Jon Jay, Ivan Nova, Hector Santiago

Cincinnati Reds:Jose Iglesias, Alex Wood

Cleveland Indians:Tyler Clippard, Ryan Flaherty, Yasiel Puig

Colorado Rockies:Yonder Alonso, Drew Butera

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MLB free agency is now upon us the day after the World Series, with scores of players lining up for their next big payday. With the World Series now over, the Major League Baseball offseason has arrived. At 9 a.m. ET on Thursday morning, 139 players officially became free agents under Article

The most anticipated free agency in recent baseball memory began at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, when Bryce Harper officially hit the open market.This offseason's free - agent class will include stars like Manny Machado, Dallas Keuchel and perhaps Let the pursuit begin: Harper becomes free agent .

Detroit Tigers:Gordon Beckham, Edwin Jackson, Jordy Mercer, Matt Moore, Tyson Ross

Houston Astros:Robinson Chirinos, Gerrit Cole, Will Harris, Martin Maldonado, Collin McHugh, Wade Miley, Hector Rondon, Joe Smith

Los Angeles Angels:Trevor Cahill

Los Angeles Dodgers:David Freese (retired), Rich Hill, Russell Martin, Hyun-Jin Ryu

Miami Marlins:Curtis Granderson, Martin Prado, Neil Walker

Milwaukee Brewers:Matt Albers, Gio Gonzalez, Jay Jackson, Jordan Lyles, Drew Pomeranz

Minnesota Twins:Jason Castro, Kyle Gibson, Jake Odorizzi, Michael Pineda, Sergio Romo, Jonathan Schoop

New York Mets:Luis Avilan, Brad Brach, Rajai Davis, Todd Frazier, Rene Rivera, Zack Wheeler

New York Yankees:Dellin Betances, Brett Gardner, Cory Gearrin, Didi Gregorius, Cameron Maybin, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia (retired)

Oakland Athletics:Brett Anderson, Homer Bailey, Tanner Roark

Philadelphia Phillies:Corey Dickerson, Tommy Hunter, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Juan Nicasio, Sean Rodriguez, Drew Smyly, Nick Vincent

Encarnacion available, but reunion with Blue Jays wouldn’t be so simple

  Encarnacion available, but reunion with Blue Jays wouldn’t be so simple Encarnacion available, but reunion with Blue Jays wouldn’t be so simpleIt’s a tempting idea, right? Edwin Encarnacion’s now officially a free agent after the Yankees declined his $20-million club option for 2020. The Blue Jays, the team for which he has already played 999 career games, have a potential need at first base or DH now that Justin Smoak’s officially a free agent, too.

Six Angels also became free agents – Outfielders Chris Young and Eric Young Jr., RHPs Garrett Richards, Blake Wood, Junichi Tazawa and Jim The games will be broadcast on MLB Network. Here is the full list of players who became free agents Monday: Arizona Diamondbacks (10) – Clay

A total of 131 players became free agents Thursday, and 53 more potentially are eligible pending decisions on team, player and mutual options during the next few days. Among the pitchers available are major league ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu, Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, Rick Porcello

Pittsburgh Pirates:Melky Cabrera, Lonnie Chisenhall, Francisco Liriano

St. Louis Cardinals:Tony Cingrani, Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha, Adam Wainwright, Matt Wieters

San Diego Padres:Craig Stammen

San Francisco Giants:Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, Will Smith, Stephen Vogt

Seattle Mariners:Felix Hernandez, Tommy Milone, Arodys Vizcaino

Tampa Bay Rays:Travis d'Arnaud, Avisail Garcia, Eric Sogard

Texas Rangers:Logan Forsythe, Hunter Pence, Edinson Volquez

Toronto Blue Jays:Clay Buchholz, Justin Smoak

Washington Nationals:Asdrubal Cabrera, Brian Dozier, Jeremy Hellickson, Daniel Hudson, Howie Kendrick, Gerardo Parra, Anthony Rendon, Fernando Rodney, Jonny Venters

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