Manny Ramirez wasted no time in filing for
free agency, doing so on the first day allowed.
Thursday, the following 65 players filed for Free Agency pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement. ¬†The filing period begins today, Thursday, October 30, and will run through Thursday, November 13. (Register and log in to The Biz of Baseball to see the complete listing of possible free agents for 2009).
Cruz, Juan (RP); Eckstein, David (SS) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
Norton, Greg (OF); Ohman, Will (RP); Tavarez, Julian (RP)
Millar, Kevin (1B); Payton, Jay (OF)
Cora, Alex (SS); Ross, Dave (C); Varitek, Jason (C)
Dempster, Ryan (SP); Edmonds, Jim (OF); Fox, Chad (RP); Howry, Bob (RP)
Chicago White Sox
Crede, Joe (3B); Uribe, Juan (2B)
Affeldt, Jeremy (RP); Lincoln, Michael (RP)
* Donnelly, Brendan (RP)
Garcia, Freddy Antonio (SP); Jones, Todd (RP)
LoDuca, Paul (C)
Loretta, Mark (2B)
Grudzielanek, Mark (2B)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Anderson, Garret (OF); Garland, Jon (SP); Teixeira, Mark (1B)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Beimel, Joe (RP); Blake, Casey (3B); Lowe, Derek (SP); Maddux, Greg (SP); Ramirez, Manny ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†(OF)
Gagne, Eric (RP); Kapler, Gabe (OF); Lamb, Michael (3B); Sheets, Ben (SP); Shouse, Brian (RP)
Guardado, Eddie (RP); Punto, Nick (SS); Reyes, Dennys (RP)
Easley, Damion (2B);¬† Perez, Oliver (SP); Wise, Matt (RP)
Abreu, Bob (OF); Moeller, Chad (C); Ponson, Sidney (SP); Rodriguez, Ivan (C)
Brown, Emil (OF)
Gomez, Chris (3B); Mientkiewicz, Doug (1B)
Izturis, Cesar (SS); LaRue, Jason (C); Looper, Braden L. (SP); Lopez, Felipe (2B); Springer, Russ (RP); Villone, Ron (RP)
Bloomquist, Willie (OF); Cairo, Miguel (1B); Ibanez, Raul (OF)
+ Blalock, Hank (3B); Bradley, Milton (DH); Jennings, Jason (SP); Vazquez, Ramon (3B); Wright, Jamey (RP)
Wilkerson, Brad (OF)
*Potentially eligible due to contract terms.
+Provisional election pending resolution of option provision in Player's UPC.