John Axford, Andrew Bailey, Tommy Hanson headline 2013 non-tenders
A total 43 of new players hit free agency on Monday as the non-tender deadline came and went.
A whole new slate of players became free agents on Monday. Forty-three players, in fact. Midnight ET was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their players without multiyear contracts and fewer than six full years of service time. The offer has to be at least 80 percent of their 2013 salary and the player doesn't even have to accept. It just has to be made.
Eligible players who are not offered contracts -- affectionately known as non-tenders -- become free agents. This year's crop of non-tenders include a former AL All-Star closer and a former NL saves king, among many others. Some are former top prospects, some are spare parts, and others are hanger-ons looking for one last shot. They all have one thing in common: their teams decided they were not worth their projected 2014 salary and walked away.
Here are this year's non-tendered players, listed by team. They are all free to sign a contract of any size with any team now. The Tigers have not yet made an official announcement by they are expected to tender all of their eligible players.
Los Angeles Angels : RHP J.C. Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson , IF Chris Nelson , RHP Jerome Williams
Houston Astros : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Oakland Athletics : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Toronto Blue Jays : C J.P. Arencibia
Cleveland Indians : OF Matt Carson , RHP Tyler Cloyd, C Lou Marson
Seattle Mariners : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Baltimore Orioles : RHP Eddie Gamboa , OF Jason Pridie
Texas Rangers : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Tampa Bay Rays : OF Sam Fuld , LHP Wesley Wright
Boston Red Sox : RHP Andrew Bailey , OF Ryan Kalish
Kansas City Royals : IF Chris Getz
Detroit Tigers : Expected to tender all eligible players.
Minnesota Twins : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Chicago White Sox : RHP Dylan Axelrod
New York Yankees : IF Davis Adams, RHP Matt Daley , IF Jayson Nix
Atlanta Braves : IF Paul Janish , IF Elliot Johnson , RHP Cristhian Martinez
Milwaukee Brewers : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
St. Louis Cardinals : RHP John Axford
Chicago Cubs : RHP Daniel Bard , 1B Mat Gamel , RHP Chang-Yong Lim
Arizona Diamondbacks : RHP Daniel Hudson
Los Angeles Dodgers : RHP Ronald Belisario
San Francisco Giants : OF Francisco Peguero, RHP Sandy Rosario
Miami Marlins : OF Chris Coghlan , RHP Ryan Webb
New York Mets : RHP Scott Atchison , RHP Jeremy Hefner , IF Omar Quintanilla , IF Justin Turner , UTIL Jordany Valdespin
Washington Nationals : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
San Diego Padres : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Philadelphia Phillies : Tendered contracts to all eligible players.
Pittsburgh Pirates : 1B/OF Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry , RHP Kyle McPherson
Cincinnati Reds : OF Xavier Paul, OF Derrick Robinson
Colorado Rockies : RHP Mitchell Boggs