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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 14:17

MLBWith the midnight ET deadline passing, a total of 39 players were non-tendered this year, and therefore become free agents.

Clubs must offer contracts to players on its roster by December 12 for them not to become non-tendered. In general, an offer may not be less than 80% of the player’s salary and performance bonuses the previous year or less than 70% of his salary and performance bonuses from two years earlier.
If a club has no interest in keeping a particular player, the club may choose to non-tender him, or to not offer him a contract. A player generally becomes a candidate to be non-tendered when he is arbitration-eligible and his club determines he is not worth the salary he might command in arbitration. A player who is non-tendered becomes a free agent and may sign with any of the 30 Major League clubs, including his former team, at any price.

This year’s class of 39 players is an increase from 35 at last year’s deadline, and increase of 11 percent.

Key players that were non-tendered include Chien-Ming Wang, Garrett Atkins, Alfredo Amezaga, and Ryan Church.

The Mets had the most players non-tendered this year (4).

Select Read More to see the complete listing of non-tendered players for 2009


Orioles (1)

  • Brian Bass, rhp.

Red Sox (1)

  • Brian Anderson, of.

White Sox (1)

  • D.J. Carrasco, rhp.

Indians (3)

  • Adam Miller, rhp;
  • Anthony Reyes, rhp;
  • Jose Veras, rhp.

Royals (2)

  • Josh Anderson, c;
  • John Buck, c.

Angels (3)

  • Jose Arrendondo, rhp;
  • Matthew Brown, inf;
  • Dustin Moseley, rhp.

Yankees (1)

  • Chien-Ming Wang, rhp

Athletics (1)

  • Jack Cust, dh.

Mariners (1)

  • Ryan Langerhans, of.

Rays (2)

  • Gabe Gross, of;
  • Shawn Riggans, c.

Blue Jays (1)

  • Raul Chavez, c.


Diamondbacks (1)

  • Josh Whitesell, inf.

Braves (2)

  • Ryan Church, of;
  • Kelly Johnson, 2b.

Cubs (1)

  • Neal Cotts, lhp.

Rockies (1)

  • Garrett Atkins, 3b.

Reds (1)

  • Jonny Gomes, of;

Marlins (1)

  • Alfredo Amezaga, of.

Brewers (3)

  • Mark DiFelice, rhp;
  • Seth McClung, rhp;
  • Mike Rivera, c;

Mets (4)

  • Lance Broadway, rhp;
  • Tim Redding, rhp;
  • Jeremy Reed, of;
  • Cory Sullivan, of.

Phillies (1)

  • Clay Condrey, rhp.

Pirates (2)

  • Matt Capps, rhp;
  • Phil Dumatrait, lhp

Padres (2)

  • Jackson Quezada, rhp;
  • Mark Worrell, rhp.

Giants (1)

  • Ryan Garko, 1b.

Nationals (2)

  • Mike MacDougal, rhp;
  • Scott Olsen, lhp. lhp

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