Sport 56 players non-tendered, become free agents

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

10 notable players who could be non-tendered

  10 notable players who could be non-tendered The current free-agent class will add some new names following the non-tender deadline on Dec. 2. Arbitration-eligible players must be tendered a contract before the deadline in order to stay under team control. If they aren't, the player can sign with another club, and that new team would inherit the remaining arbitration years attached to the player's deal. Every season, players are non-tendered because teams believe their expected salaries in arbitration will outweigh their future production.Here are 10 notable players who could be non-tendered ahead of this year's deadline.Jackie Bradley Jr.

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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Report: Gerrit Cole likely to sign this week .
Jon Heyman of MLB Network added that Stephen Strasburg’s decision to re-sign with the Washington Nationals has intensified Cole’s market. Turns out Gerrit Cole market has been enhanced by Strasburg deal, not the reverse as many expected. The reported 245M NYY offer for Cole now looks quite light. Cole is 2 years younger, has no injury history and was even more dominant than Stras last couple years.

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