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Sport 56 players non-tendered, become free agents

04:15  03 december  2019
04:15  03 december  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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If you thought the free - agent market was already packed with talent, it became a little more crowded Friday. The deadline to tender contracts to A year ago, players such as Matt Adams, Mike Fiers and Jared Hughes were non - tendered , each of them going on to solid seasons that helped their new clubs.

Players who are tendered a contract remain under team control and will agree on contract numbers at a later date. A team's decision to tender a While these players can still be dealt ahead of Monday's deadline, here are some of the biggest names who could be non - tendered and hit the free agent

With Monday’s 8 PM ET contract tendering deadline past, it’s official: 56 players were not tendered contracts and are now free agents, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. There were over 200 players, so roughly 75 percent of eligible players were tendered contracts.

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We mentioned that shortstop Addison Russell is among them. Other notable players not tendered contracts include outfielder Kevin Pillar (who received an MVP vote), shortstop Tim Beckham, second baseman César Hernández, third baseman Maikel Franco, starter Taijuan Walker, starter Jimmy Nelson, reliever Blake Treinen, infielder José Peraza, and catcher Josh Phegley.

Teams consider a player’s health, age, and production when deciding whether or not to tender them contracts, as well their projected salaries in arbitration and the teams’ own payroll flexibility. Non-tendered players also open up a spot on the 40-man roster, which can be important for some teams with the Rule 5 draft that will take place next week during the Winter Meetings.

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