Wednesday, the following 20 players filed for Free Agency pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement.
To date, 120 players have filed for free agency (see the lists for Monday and Tuesday of those that have filed)
Today sees notable players Andruw Jones, Eric Gagne, Tom Glavine, Freddy Garcia, and Yorvit Torrealba to name a few filing. The list also sees Mike Cameron filing for free agency. Cameron received a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program today.
Players have 15 days from the end of the World Series to file for Free Agency. On the 16th day after the end of the World Series, free agents may negotiate and sign with a Club other than their former Club.
Below is a complete list of the 20 players that filed today, courtesy of the MLB Players Association:
Jones, Andruw (OF)
Patterson, Corey (OF)
Gagne, Eric (RP)
Floyd, Cliff (OF); Trachsel, Steve (SP)
Chicago White Sox
Lopez, Rodrigo (SP); Torrealba, Yorvit (C)
Rogers, Kenny (SP)
Kim, Byung-Hyun (P)
Perez, Odalis A. (SP)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers
Gonzalez, Luis E. (OF); Lieberthal, Mike (C); Martinez, Ramon E. (2B)
Glavine, Tom (SP)
Villone, Ron (RP)
Garcia, Freddy Antonio (SP); Lohse, Kyle (SP)
Cameron, Michael (OF)
Weaver, Jeff C. (SP)
Wilkerson, Brad (OF)
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