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Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 21:41

MLBToday, the below 148 players became free agents pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement (see the list by selecting Read More). The league and MLBPA delayed the start of free agency by 24 hours due to the collective bargaining process, something the league and PA would not address in detail.

This year is different than in years past. Instead of players having to file for free agency, they become automatically available.

Who has the most eligible free agents? The Dodgers have the distinction with 10 players (Jonathan Broxton is but one player). Several teams have eight, with the Brewers (most notably, Prince Fielder), Red Sox (notables include Papelbon, Ortiz, JD Drew and Wakefield), Yankees (notables include Jorge Posada, Colon), and Nationals (notables include Ivan Rodriguez, Livan Hernandez).

Of course, the biggest free agent eligible player out there is Albert Pujols, someone most everybody is watching to see if he can land the most lucrative contract in history with the Cardinals, or elsewhere. Other notable players to watch for are Roy Oswalt, Jimmy Rollins, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Magglio Ordonez, Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, Carlos Beltran, Johnny Damon, CJ Wilson.

But, the list could grow further, if options are exercised (see bottom table). There, the likes of CC Sabathia, Rafeal Soriano, Rafeal Furcal, Yadier Molina, Kelly Shoppach, and Jon Rauch lurk.

Free agent players are eligible to negotiate and sign with any Club beginning 12:01 AM EST Thursday, November 3.

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE THE 148 ELIGIBLE PLUS PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE AGENCY PENDING OPTION PROVISIONS IN THEIR UNIFORM PLAYER CONTRACT (UPC)

PLAYER TEAM
Gonzalez, Alex AT
Linebrink, Scott AT
McLouth, Nate AT
Sherrill, George AT
Wilson, Jack AT


Marquis, Jason AZ
McDonald, John AZ
Nady, Xavier AZ
Overbay, Lyle AZ


Guerrero, Vladimir BA
Izturis, Cesar BA


Bedard, Erik BO
Drew, J.D. BO
Jackson, Conor BO
Miller, Trever BO
Ortiz, David BO
Papelbon, Jon BO
Varitek, Jason BO
Wakefield, Tim BO


Grabow, John CC
Johnson, Reed CC
Lopez, Rodrigo CC
Ortiz, Ramon CC
Pena, Carlos CC
Wood, Kerry CC


Hernandez, Ramon J. CI
Renteria, Edgar CI
Willis, Dontrelle CI


Durbin, Chad CL
Fukudome, Kosuke* CL
Thome, Jim CL


Cook, Aaron CO
Ellis, Mark CO
Millwood, Kevin CO
Romero, J.C. CO


Buehrle, Mark CWS
Castro, Ramon Abraham CWS
Pierre, Juan CWS
Vizquel, Omar CWS


Betemit, Wilson DE
Guillen, Carlos DE
Ordonez, Magglio DE
Penny, Brad DE
Santiago, Ramon DE
Zumaya, Joel DE


Dobbs, Greg FL
Lopez, Jose FL
Vazquez, Javier C. FL


Barmes, Clint HO
Michaels, Jason HO


Chen, Bruce KC
Francis, Jeff KC
Kendall, Jason KC


Branyan, Russ LAA
Pineiro, Joel LAA
Ramirez, Horacio LAA
Rodney, Fernando LAA


Barajas, Rod LAD
Blake, Casey LAD
Broxton, Jonathan LAD
Carroll, Jamey LAD
Garland, Jon LAD
Kuroda, Hiroki* LAD
MacDougal, Mike LAD
Miles, Aaron LAD
Padilla, Vicente LAD
Rivera, Juan LAD


Betancourt, Yuniesky MI
Counsell, Craig MI
Fielder, Prince MI
Hairston Jr, Jerry MI
Hawkins, LaTroy MI
Kotsay, Mark S. MI
Rodriguez, Francisco MI
Saito, Takashi MI


Capps, Matt MN
Cuddyer, Mike MN
Kubel, Jason MN
Nathan, Joe MN


Batista, Miguel NYM
Capuano, Chris NYM
Hairston, Scott NYM
Harris, Willie NYM
Isringhausen, Jason NYM
Reyes, Jose NYM
Young, Chris NYM


Ayala, Luis NYY
Chavez, Eric NYY
Colon, Bartolo NYY
Garcia, Freddy Antonio NYY
Jones, Andruw NYY
Marte, Damaso NYY
Mitre, Sergio NYY
Posada, Jorge NYY


Crisp, Coco OA
DeJesus, David OA
Harden, Rich OA
Matsui, Hideki OA
Willingham, Josh OA


Gload, Ross PH
Ibanez, Raul J. PH
Lidge, Bradley PH
Madson, Ryan PH
Oswalt, Roy PH
Rollins, Jimmy PH
Schneider, Brian PH


Lee, Derrek PI
Ludwick, Ryan PI


Bell, Heath SD
Harang, Aaron SD
Hawpe, Brad SD
Qualls, Chad SD


Bard, Josh SE
Kennedy, Adam SE
Pena, Wily SE
Wright, Jamey SE


Beltran, Carlos SF
Burrell, Pat SF
Cabrera, Orlando SF
De Rosa, Mark SF
Mota, Guillermo SF
Ross, Cody SF


Jackson, Edwin SL
Laird, Gerald SL
Pujols, Albert SL
Punto, Nick SL
Rhodes, Arthur SL


Cruz, Juan TB
Damon, Johnny TB
Kotchman, Casey TB


Chavez, Endy TE
Gonzalez, Mike TE
Oliver, Darren TE
Treanor, Matt TE
Webb, Brandon TE
Wilson, C.J. TE


Camp, Shawn TO
Francisco, Frank TO
Johnson, Kelly TO
Molina, Jose TO


Ankiel, Rick WA
Coffey, Todd WA
Cora, Alex WA
Gomes, Jonny WA
Hernandez, Livan WA
Nix, Laynce WA
Rodriguez, Ivan WA
Wang, Chien Ming WA

The following players are eligible for free agency pending option provisions in their Uniform Players Contract (UPC):

PLAYER TEAM
Duke, Zach AZ
Blanco, Henry AZ
Bloomquist, Willie AZ
Hill, Aaron AZ


Scutaro, Marco BO
Wheeler, Daniel BO


Ramirez, Aramis CC


Cordero, Francisco CI
Phillips, Brandon CI


Sizemore, Grady CL


Giambi, Jason CO


Wells, Vernon LAA


Soriano, Rafael NYY
Sabathia, C.C. NYY
** Cano, Robinson NYY
** Swisher, Nick NYY


Cedeno, Ronny PI
Doumit, Ryan PI
Maholm, Paul PI
Snyder, Chris PI


Affeldt, Jeremy SF


Dotel, Octavio SL
Furcal, Rafael SL
Molina, Yadier SL
Patterson, Corey SL


Farnsworth, Kyle TB
Shoppach, Kelly TB


Encarnacion, Edwin TO
Rauch, Jon TO

** Options exercised after player names released

Source: MLBPA


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