The following is a list of the 24 free agents who were offered salary arbitration Monday, December 1st by their former teams. Players have until Sunday, December 7th to accept.
The teams with the largest number of salary arbitration offers include the Angels (4), Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Brewers (3)
BOSTON (2) -- Paul Byrd, rhp; Jason Varitek, c.
CHICAGO (1) -- Orlando Cabrera, ss.
KANSAS CITY (1) -- Mark Grudzielanek, 2b.
LOS ANGELES (4) -- Jon Garland, rhp; Darren Oliver, lhp; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp; Mark Teixeira, 1b.
MINNESOTA (1) -- Dennys Reyes, lhp.
SEATTLE (1) -- Raul Ibanez, of.
TEXAS (1) -- Milton Bradley, dh.
TORONTO (1) -- A.J. Burnett, rhp.
ARIZONA (3) -- Juan Cruz, rhp; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Brandon Lyon, rhp.
CINCINNATI (1) -- David Weathers, rhp.
COLORADO (1) -- Brian Fuentes, lhp.
LOS ANGELES (3) -- Casey Blake, 3b; Derek Lowe, rhp; Manny Ramirez, of.
MILWAUKEE (3) -- CC Sabathia, lhp; Ben Sheets, rhp; Brian Shouse, lhp.
NEW YORK (1) -- Oliver Perez, lhp.
Below is the ranking type for each player offered:
Ranking PLAYER TEAM
1 B Blake, Casey LAD
2 B Bradley, Milton TE
3 A Burnett, A.J. TO
4 B Byrd, Paul BO
5 A Cabrera, Orlando CWS
6 A Cruz, Juan AZ
7 A Fuentes, Brian CO
8 B Garland, Jon LAA
9 B Grudzielanek, Mark KC
10 A Hudson, Orlando AZ
11 A Ibanez, Raul SE
12 A Lowe, Derek LAD
13 B Lyon, Brandon AZ
14 A Oliver, Darren LAA
15 A Perez, Oliver NYM
16 A Ramirez, Manny LAD
17 B Reyes, Dennys MN
18 A Rodriguez, Francisco LAA
19 A Sabathia, C.C. MI
20 A Sheets, Ben MI
21 B Shouse, Brian MI
22 A Teixeira, Mark LAA
23 A Varitek, Jason BO
24 B Weathers, Dave CI
Source: MLBPA, sorting by The Associated Press
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