los angeles dodgers Outfielder and former National League Most Valuable Player cody bellinger was the most notable name in Major League Baseball not to be offered a contract before Friday evening’s non-tender deadline.
As a result, Bellinger and all of the names listed below are now free agents because they were not “tendered” contracts for 2023 prior to the non-tender deadline for pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players. Those players are now free to negotiate with any team, including the team that did not tender them. Teams usually non-tender players because they have very limited interest in bringing them back, but in some cases they are interested in a reunion, but not at the salary the player is likely to earn or take to the arbitration process. She goes.
In Bellinger’s case, the Dodgers have probably determined the latter. It’s not often that the 27-year-old former MVP, who excels at the up-the-middle defensive position, is in that position, but it explains Bellinger’s drastic decline at the plate. Over the past two seasons, he’s only managed to bat .193/.256/.355 (64 OPS+) with 29 home runs in a combined 239 games, while also showing generally poor batted-ball statistics.
Given that Bellinger was likely to make around $18 million for the next season through arbitration, the Dodgers determined that he was not worth such a price tag in light of his extended struggles at the plate. However, it is fair to reiterate that this does not mean that Bellinger’s days with the Dodgers are over. Given his defensive value, age and power potential (he hit 47 home runs during that 2019 MVP season), there will be a market for his services, including, perhaps, back in L.A.
has another notable name st louis cardinals right handed batsman Alex Reyes, The 28-year-old former All-Star has electric stuff and was probably the top pitching prospect in baseball for a long time. However, long-term injuries prevented him from reaching that roof and staying there. Reyes boasts an impressive 2.86 ERA at the highest level, but he’s managed just 145 innings over stretches of five. mlb season’s.
Now, here’s a look at all the names that were non-tender on Friday and are thus now part of the free agent pool for the 2022-23 offseason. The names are held by the non-tender team.
arizona diamondbacks, RHP Reyes Moranta
atlanta braves, RHP Silvino Brachoof guillermo herediaRHP alan rangelRHP Jackson StephensRHP Brooks Wilson
baltimore orioles, none
boston red sox, INF yu changoff/1b francy cordero
chicago cubs, LHP Braylin Marquezof rafael ortegaRHP Alexander Vizcaino
Chicago White Sox, of Adam EngelINF Danny Mendikof mark payton
Cincinnati Reds, Aristides Aquino, OF alan cerdaRHP Kyle DowdyRHP daniel duarteRHP Jeff HoffmanRHP derek lawRHP Jared SolomonRHP art warren
cleveland patron, LHP Anthony GossC luke mail
colorado rockies, inf/off Garrett Hampson
Detroit Tigers, 3 b jammer candelarioINF Brendan Davis, INF Harold CastroINF willie castroC Michael PaperskyRHP miguel diazRHP Kyle Funkhouser
Houston Astros, RHP josh james
Kansas City Royals, LHP Jake Brentz, RHP Nate Webb
los angeles angels, LHP Jonathan DiazRHP, tauki toussaintRHP Nash WaltersLHP Rob Zastrizny
Los Angeles Dodgers: Cody Bellinger, INF Edwin RiosOF/INF luke williams
miami marlins, inf/off Brian AndersonRHP Nick Neidert
Milwaukee Brewers, RHP trevor gottRHP Jandel GustavRHP luis perdomo
minnesota twins, none
New York Mets, RHP Sean Reid-Foley1B/OF Dominic Smith
new York Yankees, none
oakland athletics, RHP Deolis GuerraLHP jared koenigINF David McKinnon
Philadelphia Phillies, none
pittsburgh pirates, none
St. Louis Cardinals: of ben deluzioRHP Alex Reyes
san diego padres, C George AlfaroRHP Efrain Contreras
san francisco giants, RHP Sam DelaplaneLHP Jerlin Garcia, RHP Mauricio LoveraDom Nunez, drew strowmanC mebriz viloriaINF jason voslerINF Donnie Walton, INF colton welkerLHP alex young
seattle mariners, C Brian O’KeefeC louis torranceRHP luke weaver
tampa bay rays, LHP Ryan Yarbrough
Texas Rangers, RHP nick snyder
toronto blue jays, INF Vinnie Capraof Raimel Tapiaof bradley zimmer
washington nationals, RHP Eric FedeRHP Tommy Romero1B Luke Voight
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