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2010-2011 MLB Free Agent Tracker

2010-11 MLB Free Agent Tracker

Keep up with the latest free-agent signings and available free agents. SI Rank is based on SI.com's Top 50-rated free agents.

Available Free AgentsPlayers With New Deals
    1. New York <a href=Yankees" title="New York Yankees"/>
    2. Andy Pettitte
    3. Andy Pettitte
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 13
    6. Contract:
    1. Texas <a href=Rangers" title="Texas Rangers"/>
    2. Vladimir Guerrero
    3. Vladimir Guerrero
    4. Position: DH
    5. SI Rank: 24
    6. Contract:
    1. Cincinnati <a href=Reds" title="Cincinnati Reds"/>
    2. Orlando Cabrera
    3. Orlando Cabrera
    4. Position: SS
    5. SI Rank: 36
    6. Contract:
    1. Los Angeles <a href=Dodgers" title="Los Angeles Dodgers"/>
    2. Brad Ausmus
    3. Brad Ausmus
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract:
    1. Tampa Bay <a href=Rays" title="Tampa Bay Rays"/>
    2. Rocco Baldelli
    3. Rocco Baldelli
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Washington <a href=Nationals" title="Washington Nationals"/>
    2. Miguel Batista
    3. Miguel Batista
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Colorado <a href=Rockies" title="Colorado Rockies"/>
    2. Joe Beimel
    3. Joe Beimel
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Arizona <a href=Diamondbacks" title="Arizona Diamondbacks"/>
    2. Kris Benson
    3. Kris Benson
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Detroit <a href=Tigers" title="Detroit Tigers"/>
    2. Jeremy Bonderman
    3. Jeremy Bonderman
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Seattle <a href=Mariners" title="Seattle Mariners"/>
    2. Russell Branyan
    3. Russell Branyan
    4. Position: DH
    5. Contract:
    1. Milwaukee <a href=Brewers" title="Milwaukee Brewers"/>
    2. Dave Bush
    3. Dave Bush
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Oakland <a href=Athletics" title="Oakland Athletics"/>
    2. <a href=Eric Chavez" title="Eric Chavez"/>
    3. Eric Chavez
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract:
    1. Milwaukee Brewers
    2. Doug Davis
    3. Doug Davis
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. New York <a href=Mets" title="New York Mets"/>
    2. Elmer Dessens
    3. Elmer Dessens
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Justin Duchscherer
    3. Justin Duchscherer
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Philadelphia <a href=Phillies" title="Philadelphia Phillies"/>
    2. Chad Durbin
    3. Chad Durbin
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. San Diego <a href=Padres" title="San Diego Padres"/>
    2. David Eckstein
    3. David Eckstein
    4. Position: 2B
    5. Contract:
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Jim Edmonds
    3. Jim Edmonds
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. New York Mets
    2. Kelvim Escobar
    3. Kelvim Escobar
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis <a href=Cardinals" title="St. Louis Cardinals"/>
    2. Pedro Feliz
    3. Pedro Feliz
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract:
    1. Minnesota <a href=Twins" title="Minnesota Twins"/>
    2. Randy Flores
    3. Randy Flores
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Chicago <a href=White Sox" title="Chicago White Sox"/>
    2. Freddy Garcia
    3. Freddy Garcia
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Atlanta <a href=Braves" title="Atlanta Braves"/>
    2. Troy Glaus
    3. Troy Glaus
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract:
    1. San Francisco <a href=Giants" title="San Francisco Giants"/>
    2. Jose Guillen
    3. Jose Guillen
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Cristian Guzman
    3. Cristian Guzman
    4. Position: 2B
    5. Contract:
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Mike Hampton
    3. Mike Hampton
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Baltimore <a href=Orioles" title="Baltimore Orioles"/>
    2. Mark Hendrickson
    3. Mark Hendrickson
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Milwaukee Brewers
    2. Trevor Hoffman
    3. Trevor Hoffman
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Nick Johnson
    3. Nick Johnson
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract:
    1. Tampa Bay Rays
    2. Gabe Kapler
    3. Gabe Kapler
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. Mark Kotsay
    3. Mark Kotsay
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Jason LaRue
    3. Jason LaRue
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract:
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Mike Lincoln
    3. Mike Lincoln
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Boston <a href=Red Sox" title="Boston Red Sox"/>
    2. Felipe Lopez
    3. Felipe Lopez
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract:
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Rodrigo Lopez
    3. Rodrigo Lopez
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. Mike Lowell
    3. Mike Lowell
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract:
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. Julio Lugo
    3. Julio Lugo
    4. Position: 2B
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Mike MacDougal
    3. Mike MacDougal
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Minnesota Twins
    2. Ron Mahay
    3. Ron Mahay
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. Kevin Mench
    3. Kevin Mench
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Aaron Miles
    3. Aaron Miles
    4. Position: 2B
    5. Contract:
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. Kevin Millwood
    3. Kevin Millwood
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Houston <a href=Astros" title="Houston Astros"/>
    2. Brian Moehler
    3. Brian Moehler
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Chad Moeller
    3. Chad Moeller
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract:
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Bengie Molina
    3. Bengie Molina
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract:
    1. Pittsburgh <a href=Pirates" title="Pittsburgh Pirates"/>
    2. Chan Ho Park
    3. Chan Ho Park
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Colorado Rockies
    2. Jay Payton
    3. Jay Payton
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Scott Podsednik
    3. Scott Podsednik
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. Bobby Seay
    3. Bobby Seay
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Ben Sheets
    3. Ben Sheets
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Los Angeles <a href=Angels" title="Los Angeles Angels"/>
    2. Scot Shields
    3. Scot Shields
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Florida <a href=Marlins" title="Florida Marlins"/>
    2. Jorge Sosa
    3. Jorge Sosa
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Russ Springer
    3. Russ Springer
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Jeff Suppan
    3. Jeff Suppan
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Mike Sweeney
    3. Mike Sweeney
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract:
    1. New York Mets
    2. Fernando Tatis
    3. Fernando Tatis
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract:
    1. Florida Marlins
    2. Chad Tracy
    3. Chad Tracy
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract:
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Jeff Weaver
    3. Jeff Weaver
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Randy Winn
    3. Randy Winn
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract:
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Chris Woodward
    3. Chris Woodward
    4. Position: SS
    5. Contract:
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. <a href=Jamey Wright" title="Jamey Wright"/>
    3. Jamey Wright
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract:
    1. Milwaukee Brewers
    2. Gregg Zaun
    3. Gregg Zaun
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract:
Available Free AgentsPlayers With New Deals
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. Rick Ankiel
    3. Rick Ankiel
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.25 million
    6. Skinny: Ankiel has been in decline for a couple seasons but he's a cheap option for the Nationals as a potential starter in the outfield.
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Grant Balfour
    3. Grant Balfour
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 44
    6. Contract: 2 years, $8.1 million
    7. Skinny: Balfour had a strong bounce-back year in 2010, posting a 2.28 ERA and 1.084 WHIP.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Rod Barajas
    3. Rod Barajas
    4. Position: C
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3.25 million
    7. Skinny: Look for Barajas, 35, to handle most of the catching duties next season in the wake of Russell Martin's departure.
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Josh Bard
    3. Josh Bard
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, minor league contract
    6. Skinny: Bard has been given an invitation to spring training where he will compete for the back-up catcher's role.
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Erik Bedard
    3. Erik Bedard
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, non-guaranteed
    7. Skinny: The Mariners brought back the oft-injured lefty in a low-risk deal after declining to pick up the option on his 2010 deal.
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. <a href=Adrian Beltre" title="Adrian Beltre"/>
    3. Adrian Beltre
    4. Position: 3B
    5. SI Rank: 4
    6. Contract: 6 years, $96 million
    7. Skinny: Beltre brings a Gold Glove and a reborn bat to Texas but will he regress after signing a big contract again, just as he did after getting $64 million from the Mariners before the 2005 season?
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. <a href=Joaquin Benoit" title="Joaquin Benoit"/>
    3. Joaquin Benoit
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 18
    6. Contract: 3 years, $16.5 million
    7. Skinny: Benoit, 33, is coming off a career year for the Rays in which he set personal-best marks in ERA (1.34) and WHIP (0.680).
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Lance Berkman
    3. Lance Berkman
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 42
    6. Contract: 1 year, $8 million
    7. Skinny: Berkman will be 35 on Opening Day, is coming off the worst season of his career, hasn't played a game in the outfield since 2007, hasn't been a full-time outfielder since 2004 and is a switch-hitter who can't hit righthanded anymore (.171 with one home run in 2010).
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. <a href=Henry Blanco" title="Henry Blanco"/>
    3. Henry Blanco
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.25 million
    6. Skinny: Blanco enters his 14th season with his ninth different team after batting .215 with two home runs for the Mets in 2010.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. <a href=Willie Bloomquist" title="Willie Bloomquist"/>
    3. Willie Bloomquist
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.08 million
    6. Skinny: Bloomquist is the ultimate utility player, having played games last year at every position except catcher and pitcher.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Geoff Blum
    3. Geoff Blum
    4. Position: SS
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 2 years, $2.7 million
    7. Skinny: Blum played all four infield positions in 2010 and will be used to give a boost to Arizona's bench.
    1. Florida Marlins
    2. John Buck
    3. John Buck
    4. Position: C
    5. SI Rank: 21
    6. Contract: 3 years, $18 million
    7. Skinny: Buck is coming off a career year in which he hit .281 with 20 homers and 66 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Pat Burrell
    3. Pat Burrell
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 33
    6. Contract: 1 year, $1 million
    7. Skinny: Burrell rejuvenated his career after being signed by the Giants in May and gave them a much-needed power boost, with 18 home runs in 96 games.
    1. Kansas City <a href=Royals" title="Kansas City Royals"/>
    2. <a href=Melky Cabrera" title="Melky Cabrera"/>
    3. Melky Cabrera
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 50
    6. Contract: 1 year, $1.25 million
    7. Skinny: The Braves let Cabrera go after he batted .255 with just four home runs but the small-market Royals were willing to take chance on him.
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Miguel Cairo
    3. Miguel Cairo
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Cairo, 36, returns to the Reds, his ninth team, where he will come off the bench again to provide help at all four infield spots and, if needed, either corner outfield position.
    1. San Diego Padres
    2. Jorge Cantu
    3. Jorge Cantu
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract: 1 year, $850,000
    6. Skinny: Cantu has bounced around a lot in his career but he's not yet 30 and he can still be a solid run producer, having driven in 100 runs in 2009 and 95 in 2008.
    1. New York Mets
    2. Chris Capuano
    3. Chris Capuano
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.5 million
    6. Skinny: A former NL All-Star who's had two Tommy John surgeries, Capuano went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA last year with the Brewers.
    1. Kansas City Royals
    2. Bruce Chen
    3. Bruce Chen
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Contract: The Royals need Chen to at least match his strong 2010 season (12-7, 4.17 ERA) to help anchor their rotation.
    1. Florida Marlins
    2. <a href=Randy Choate" title="Randy Choate"/>
    3. Randy Choate
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 2 years, $2.5 million
    6. Skinny: Choate, 35, is a workhorse who led the American League with 85 appearances in 2010.
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. <a href=Jose Contreras" title="Jose Contreras"/>
    3. Jose Contreras
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 2 years, $5.5 million
    7. Skinny: Contreras, who posted a 3.34 ERA in 67 games in 2010, should once again be a valuable member of Philadelphia's bullpen.
    1. Pittsburgh Pirates
    2. <a href=Kevin Correia" title="Kevin Correia"/>
    3. Kevin Correia
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 2 years, $8 million
    7. Skinny: Correia went 10-10 with a 5.40 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) with the Padres last season and will be a part of the Pirates' rotation.
    1. Milwaukee Brewers
    2. Craig Counsell
    3. Craig Counsell
    4. Position: SS
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.4 million
    6. Skinny: 1 year, $1.4 million
    7. The 40-year-old veteran infielder is back for a 16th MLB season after starting just 35 times for Milwaukee in 2010.
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. <a href=Carl Crawford" title="Carl Crawford"/>
    3. Carl Crawford
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 1
    6. Contract: 7 years, $142 million
    7. Contract: The Red Sox got the best position player on the free-agent market in Crawford, a five-tool player who is a Gold Glove outfielder who can hit for average (five .300 seasons) and power (career-high 19 home runs in 2010) and steal bases (400 in his eight full seasons).
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. <a href=Jesse Crain" title="Jesse Crain"/>
    3. Jesse Crain
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 3 years, $13 million
    6. Skinny: Like Matt Guerrier, Crain had spent his entire career in Minnesota and been an effective middle reliever but is leaving for a three-year deal elsewhere. This one especially hurts the Twins not just because they're losing Crain and his 3.04 ERA but because he's defecting to the AL Central-rival White Sox.
    1. Tampa Bay Rays
    2. Johnny Damon
    3. Johnny Damon
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 45
    6. Contract: 1 year, $5.25 million
    7. Contract: The Rays are hoping a return to the AL East will help rejuvenate Damon's career after the former Yankees and Red Sox star batted just .271 with eight home runs for the Tigers in 2010.
    1. Colorado Rockies
    2. <a href=Jorge De La Rosa" title="Jorge De La Rosa"/>
    3. Jorge De La Rosa
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 9
    6. Contract: 2 years, $21.5 million
    7. Skinny: De La Rosa, who slots as No. 2 in the rotation behind ace Ubaldo Jimenez. went 8-7 with a 4.22 ERA last season for the Rockies.
    1. Pittsburgh Pirates
    2. Matt Diaz
    3. Matt Diaz
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 2 years, $4.25 million
    6. Skinny: Diaz has largely been a platoon player in his time with the Braves, and he could be headed for more of the same with Garrett Jones in Pittsburgh.
    1. Toronto Blue Jays
    2. Octavio Dotel
    3. Octavio Dotel
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    6. Skinny: Dotel joins the 11th team of his 13-year career with the chance to compete for the closer's job he held in Pittsburgh for the first part of 2010 before being traded to the Dodgers at the July trading deadline.
    1. Los Angeles Angels
    2. <a href=Scott Downs" title="Scott Downs"/>
    3. Scott Downs
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 41
    6. Contract: 3 years, $15 million
    7. Skinny: Downs could be in the mix for saves in Los Angeles, where Fernando Rodney is the incumbent.
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. <a href=Adam Dunn" title="Adam Dunn"/>
    3. Adam Dunn
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 5
    6. Contract: 4 years, $56 million
    7. Skinny: Dunn has never played in the AL and his defense is subpar, but he can hit like few others in the game: an average of 40 home runs per season since 2004.
    1. Tampa Bay Rays
    2. Kyle Farnsworth
    3. Kyle Farnsworth
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2.25 million
    6. Skinny: The Rays are hoping Farnsworth will fare better than the last time he pitched in the AL East, when he struggled for the Yankees from 2006-08.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Pedro Feliciano
    3. Pedro Feliciano
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 49
    6. Contract: 2 years, $8 million
    7. Skinny: Feliciano gives the Yankees another lefty in the bullpen, an especially valuable commodity considering a Red Sox lineup heavy with left-handed hitters.
    1. Kansas City Royals
    2. <a href=Jeff Francis" title="Jeff Francis"/>
    3. Jeff Francis
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Francis posted three straight seasons of 13 or more wins before turning 27 but injuries and ineffectiveness have sidetracked his career for the past three seasons.
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Frank Francisco
    3. Frank Francisco
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: Accepted salary arbitration from Rangers.
    1. Kansas City Royals
    2. <a href=Jeff Francoeur" title="Jeff Francoeur"/>
    3. Jeff Francoeur
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2.5 million
    6. Skinny: Francoeur is a typical Royals signing -- a cheap veteran who has significant holes in his game (.310 on-base percentage) but has enough name value to keep fans moderately hopeful.
    1. Toronto Blue Jays
    2. <a href=Jason Frasor" title="Jason Frasor"/>
    3. Jason Frasor
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: Accepted salary arbitration from Blue Jays.
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Brian Fuentes
    3. Brian Fuentes
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 40
    6. Contract: 2 years, $10.5 million
    7. Skinny: Fuentes is expected to be the set-up man for Andrew Bailey but he can also be the closer if need be.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Jon Garland
    3. Jon Garland
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 25
    6. Contract: 1 year, $5 million
    7. Skinny: Garland returns to the Dodgers, with whom he had a six-game cameo in 2009, after posting double-digit wins for the ninth straight season and pitching exactly 200 innings for the NL West-rival Padres in 2010.
    1. Colorado Rockies
    2. <a href=Jason Giambi" title="Jason Giambi"/>
    3. Jason Giambi
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1 million
    6. Skinny: The Rockies are taking a flier on Giambi in the hopes the 40-year-old slugger can still provide some pop off the bench.
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. Kevin Gregg
    3. Kevin Gregg
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 27
    6. Contract: 2 years, $10 million
    7. Skinny: Gregg finished 2010 with a career-high 37 saves but will likely have to compete for the job in Baltimore.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Matt Guerrier
    3. Matt Guerrier
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 3 years, $12 million
    6. Skinny: Guerrier, who posted a 3.17 ERA and 1.099 WHIP in 2010, is leaving the Twins after seven years for the Dodgers.
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. Jerry Hairston Jr.
    3. Jerry Hairston Jr.
    4. Position: SS
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Hairston is a utility player with some pop, having hit 10 home runs for the Padres last season.
    1. Houston Astros
    2. Bill Hall
    3. Bill Hall
    4. Position: 2B
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3.25 million
    7. Skinny: Hall, who hit .247 with 18 homers and 46 RBIs with the Red Sox last season, is likely to be the Astros' starting second baseman.
    1. San Diego Padres
    2. Aaron Harang
    3. Aaron Harang
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $4 million
    7. Skinny: Harang returns to his hometown after 7 1/2 seasons in Cincinnati, where he was 6-7 with a 5.32 ERA in 2010.
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Rich Harden
    3. Rich Harden
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.5 million
    6. Skinny: Harden is returning to Oakland after enduring yet another injury-plauged season in 2010 with the Rangers. Harden spent his first five and a half seasons with the A's.
    1. New York Mets
    2. Willie Harris
    3. Willie Harris
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: Minor league deal
    6. Skinny: Harris, 32, batted .183 in 132 games for the Nationals last year. He has been given an invitation to spring training.
    1. San Diego Padres
    2. Brad Hawpe
    3. Brad Hawpe
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    6. Skinny: Mostly an outfielder during his MLB career, Hawpe will replace three-time All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was traded to the Red Sox in December.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Aaron Heilman
    3. Aaron Heilman
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Heilman pitched 70 games for Arizona last year and though he hasn't started a game since 2005 he may get the chance to do so in 2011.
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. <a href=Ramon Hernandez" title="Ramon Hernandez"/>
    3. Ramon Hernandez
    4. Position: C
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    7. Skinny: Hernandez started a team-high 85 games behind the plate last season.
    1. Atlanta Braves
    2. Eric Hinske
    3. Eric Hinske
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.45 million
    6. Skinny: The Braves re-signed Hinske to provide some valuable pop off the bench. In 2010 he played 132 games but only started 68, though he did bat .298/.389/.596 with three home runs as a pinch-hitter.
    1. San Diego Padres
    2. Orlando Hudson
    3. Orlando Hudson
    4. Position: 2B
    5. SI Rank: 35
    6. Contract: 2 years, $11.5 million
    7. Skinny: Hudson helped the Dodgers and Twins win their respective divisions after signing one-year deals each of the past two seasons. He still has the skills, espeically defensively, to play every day.
    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Aubrey Huff
    3. Aubrey Huff
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 16
    6. Contract: 2 years, $22 million
    7. Skinny: The Giants took a chance on Huff last season and were rewarded with a 26 HR, 86 RBI season. His was a bat the defending world champions couldn't afford to lose.
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. <a href=Cesar Izturis" title="Cesar Izturis"/>
    3. Cesar Izturis
    4. Position: SS
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.5 million
    6. Skinny: The Orioles also traded for J.J. Hardy and Brendan Harris, so Izturis' path to playing time won't be an easy one.
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. Bobby Jenks
    3. Bobby Jenks
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 2 years, $12 million
    7. Skinny: Jenks saved 27 games with the White Sox last season but lost his closing job at the end of the year when he struggled with injuries.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. <a href=Derek Jeter" title="Derek Jeter"/>
    3. Derek Jeter
    4. Position: SS
    5. SI Rank: 19
    6. Contract: 3 years, $51 million
    7. Skinny: The negotiations got messy, but as expected, Jeter is returning to the Yankees, who are hoping their captain will bounce back from his worst offensive season.
    1. Chicago <a href=Cubs" title="Chicago Cubs"/>
    2. Reed Johnson
    3. Reed Johnson
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: Minor league contract
    6. Contract: Johnson is a veteran outfielder who is returning to the Cubs, for whom he played from 2008-09.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Andruw Jones
    3. Andruw Jones
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Jones is nowhere near the slugging, Gold Glove winner he was but at age 33 he could still be a valuable fourth outfielder.
    1. Cleveland <a href=Indians" title="Cleveland Indians"/>
    2. <a href=Austin Kearns" title="Austin Kearns"/>
    3. Austin Kearns
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.3 million
    6. Skinny: The well-traveled Kearns returns to the Indians, who traded him to the Yankees at the deadline last July.
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Adam Kennedy
    3. Adam Kennedy
    4. Position: 2B
    5. Contract: Minor league deal
    6. Skinny: Kennedy is coming off a down year with the Nationals but he's played well in the AL West before while with the Angels and A's.
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. <a href=Paul Konerko" title="Paul Konerko"/>
    3. Paul Konerko
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 8
    6. Contract: 3 years, $37.5 million
    7. Skinny: Konerko will be back on the South Side, which he has called home since 1999, to team with newly-acquired Adam Dunn and give the White Sox a fearsome middle-of-the-order power combo.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Hirkoki Kuroda
    3. Hiroki Kuroda
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 15
    6. Contract: 1 year, $12 million
    7. Skinny: Kuroda is coming off a season in which he had career highs in victories, innings pitched, ERA and strikeouts.
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. <a href=Gerald Laird" title="Gerald Laird"/>
    3. Gerald Laird
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1 million
    6. Skinny: Meet Yadier Molina's new backup. Laird struggled when given a full-time opportunity with the Tigers the last two years but had .296 and .276 seasons in part-time work in Texas.
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. <a href=Adam LaRoche" title="Adam LaRoche"/>
    3. Adam LaRoche
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 30
    6. Contract: 2 years, $16 million
    7. Skinny: He doesn't have Adam Dunn's powrful bat but LaRoche is an upgrade defensively and has pop, as evidenced by his 25 home runs for the D-backs in 2010.
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. <a href=Cliff Lee" title="Cliff Lee"/>
    3. Cliff Lee
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: 2
    6. Contract: 5 years, $120 million
    7. Skinny: Lee joins what is now baseball's best starting rotation, taking the No. 2 spot behind Roy Halladay.
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. Derrek Lee
    3. Derrek Lee
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 22
    6. Contract: 1 year, $8 million
    7. Skinny: Lee, 35, suffered a sharp decline in production last season, but he could bounce back with the help of Camden Yards' cozy left-field fence.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Russell Martin
    3. Russell Martin
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, $4 million
    6. Skinny: The Yankees are hoping Martin, who is expected to be their primary catcher after an injury-shortened season in 2010, can regain the form that made him a two-time All-Star with the Dodgers.
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. <a href=Victor Martinez" title="Victor Martinez"/>
    3. Victor Martinez
    4. Position: C
    5. SI Rank: 7
    6. Contract: 4 years, $50 million
    7. Skinny: The switch-hitting V-Mart is a career .300 hitter who can catch and play first base when he's not being used at DH.
    1. Oakland Athletics
    2. Hideki Matsui
    3. Hideki Matsui
    4. Position: DH
    5. SI Rank: 37
    6. Contract: 1 year, about $5 million
    7. Skinny: The A's needed a DH and Matsui fills that need perfectly, having averaged 20 home runs per season in his eight-year career.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Melvin Mora
    3. Melvin Mora
    4. Position: 3B
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $2.4 million
    7. Skinny: With Mark Reynolds gone, Mora should be the Diamondbacks' starting 3B. He hit .285 as a utility man for the Rockies last year.
    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Guillermo Mota
    3. Guillermo Mota
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: Minor league contract
    6. Skinny: The Giants are bringing Mota back after he posted a 4.33 ERA in 56 games during their world championship season in 2010.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. Xavier Nady
    3. Xavier Nady
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.75 million
    6. Skinny: Nady is expected to be Arizona's primary leftfielder. He hasn't played a full season since 2008 because of injuries.
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. Will Ohman
    3. Will Ohman
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 2 years, $4 million
    6. Skinny: Ohman will be pitching for his sixth team in five years but he's still effective, holding lefties to a .229 batting average in 2010.
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Miguel Olivo
    3. Miguel Olivo
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 2 years, $7 million
    6. Skinny: Neither Adam Moore nor Adam Johnson could hit .200 last season, so Olivo figures to see plenty of action behind the plate. In 2010, Olivo hit .325 in the first half but .193 in the second half.
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. Magglio Ordonez
    3. Magglio Ordonez
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 29
    6. Contract: 1 year, $10 million
    7. Skinny: Ordonez had shown signs of a bounce-back year in 2010 before breaking his ankle in July and missing the rest of the season.
    1. Pittsburgh Pirates
    2. Lyle Overbay
    3. Lyle Overbay
    4. Position: 1B
    5. Contract: 1 year, terms not announced
    6. Contract: Overbay is one of the game's best defensive first baseman and he still has pop, averaging almost 17 home runs per season since 2004.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Vicente Padilla
    3. Vicente Padilla
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: Padilla's career has found new life with the Dodgers, who re-signed him despite already having five starters under contract for 2011. He went 6-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 2010.
    1. Toronto Blue Jays
    2. Corey Patterson
    3. Corey Patterson
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year minor-league contract
    6. Skinny: The Blue Jays are inviting Patterson to spring training in hopes the 31-year-old, a lifetime .253 hitter in 11 seasons, can earn a reserve outfielder role.
    1. Minnesota Twins
    2. Carl Pavano
    3. Carl Pavano
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 12
    6. Contract: 2 years, $16.5 million
    7. Skinny: Pavano has resurrected his career with Minnesota and he'll be back to anchor their rotation again after a strong 2010 in which he won 17 games.
    1. Chicago Cubs
    2. Carlos Pena
    3. Carlos Pena
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 11
    6. Contract: 1 year, $10 million
    7. Skinny: Pena settled for a short deal after batting just .196 for the Rays, but he still has pop (28 home runs) and his glove will be an asset for the Cubs.
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. Brad Penny
    3. Brad Penny
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 46
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    7. Skinny: Penny was limited to just nine starts last year, none after May 21, because of injury. He'll be returning to the American League where he struggled in a brief stint with the Red Sox in 2009, going 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA.
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. <a href=Jhonny Peralta" title="Jhonny Peralta"/>
    3. Jhonny Peralta
    4. Position: 3B
    5. SI Rank: 34
    6. Contract: 2 years, $11.25 million with club option for 2013
    7. Skinny: Peralta returns to Detroit, where he hit .253 after arriving in a midseason trade.
    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. <a href=A.J. Pierzynski" title="A.J. Pierzynski"/>
    3. A.J. Pierzynski
    4. Position: C
    5. SI Rank: 48
    6. Contract: 2 years, $8 million
    7. Skinny: Pierzynski and Adam Dunn both agreed to backloaded deals in an effort to help the White Sox also keep Paul Konerko.
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. <a href=Nick Punto" title="Nick Punto"/>
    3. Nick Punto
    4. Position: 3B
    5. Contract: 1 year, $700,000
    6. Skinny: Punto can't hit a lick but he has a good glove that could help out at several positions in St. Louis' infield.
    1. Arizona Diamondbacks
    2. <a href=J.J. Putz" title="J.J. Putz"/>
    3. J.J. Putz
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 2 years, $10 million
    7. Skinny: Putz recorded a strong season as a setup man for the White Sox with a 2.83 ERA in 2010. Expect him to go back to closing in Arizona.
    1. San Diego Padres
    2. <a href=Chad Qualls" title="Chad Qualls"/>
    3. Chad Qualls
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2.55 million
    6. Skinny: Qualls had 12 saves last season but also posted a 7.32 ERA in 70 appearances for the Diamondbacks and Rays.
    1. Tampa Bay Rays
    2. Manny Ramirez
    3. Manny Ramirez
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 26
    6. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    7. Skinny: Age and injury have taken their toll on Ramirez but at 38 he's still a dangerous hitter who can solve the Rays' DH problem.
    1. Toronto Blue Jays
    2. Jon Rauch
    3. Jon Rauch
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3.75 million
    6. Skinny: Rauch did an admirable job filling in for injured Twins closer Joe Nathan last year, racking up 21 saves in 25 chances with a 3.12 ERA.
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Edgar Renteria
    3. Edgar Renteria
    4. Position: SS
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    6. Skinny: The reigning World Series MVP is on to his seventh team, where he will likely serve as the backup to Paul Janish.
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Dennys Reyes
    3. Dennys Reyes
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.1 million
    6. Skinny: Reyes is a sixth- or seventh-inning guy, and with Philly's rotation, he might not be needed that much. It's Reyes' 11th team.
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Arthur Rhodes
    3. Arthur Rhodes
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3.9 million
    6. Skinny: Rhodes made his first All-Star team at age 40 in 2010, indicating he may be better than ever as he enters his 20th season.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. Mariano Rivera
    3. Mariano Rivera
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 6
    6. Contract: 2 years, $30 million
    7. Skinny: Despite being 40 years old, Rivera shows no signs of aging. In 2010 he notched 33 saves in 38 chances while posting a 1.80 ERA and 0.83 WHIP.
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. J.C. Romero
    3. J.C. Romero
    4. Position: LHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1.35 million
    6. Skinny: Romero returns for a fifth season in Philadelphia where he will once again be used as a situational lefty out of the bullpen.
    1. Atlanta Braves
    2. George Sherrill
    3. George Sherrill
    4. Position: LHP
    5. SI Rank: NR
    6. Contract: 1 year, $1.2 million
    7. Skinny: Sherrill, 33, struggled for the Dodgers in 2010 but the Braves are hoping he can show the form he displayed in 2008 and 2009, when he had 52 saves, a 3.02 ERA and allowed just a .156 average to lefties.
    1. New York Yankees
    2. <a href=Rafael Soriano" title="Rafael Soriano"/>
    3. Rafael Soriano
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 10
    6. Contract: 3 years, $35 million
    7. Skinny: Soriano is set to inherit the closer's job from Mariano Rivera in 2013 -- unless he chooses to opt out of this deal after 2011 or 2012.
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. Matt Stairs
    3. Matt Stairs
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: Non-guaranteed, minor league deal
    6. Skinny: The Nationals are taking a flier on Stairs in hopes he'll be able to provide some pop off the bench at age 42 for his 13th major league team.
    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Miguel Tejada
    3. Miguel Tejada
    4. Position: 3B
    5. SI Rank: 38
    6. Contract: 1 year, $6.5 million
    7. Skinny: Tejada played 156 games last season with Baltimore and San Diego. He batted .269 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 71 RBIs between his two clubs in 2010.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Marcus Thames
    3. Marcus Thames
    4. Position: OF
    5. Contract: 1 year, $1 million
    6. Skinny: Thames posted career highs in batting average (.288) and on-base percentage (.350) for the Yankees in 2010 but will playing for an NL team for the first time in 2011.
    1. Minnesota Twins
    2. Jim Thome
    3. Jim Thome
    4. Position: DH
    5. SI Rank: 20
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    7. Skinny: Thome enters his 21st season needing just 11 home runs for 600 in his career.
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Yorvit Torrealba
    3. Yorvit Torrealba
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 2 years, $6.25 million
    6. Skinny: Torrealba has been an effective back-up catcher for several teams but is likely to start for Texas.
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Matt Treanor
    3. Matt Treanor
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, $850,000
    6. Skinny: Treanor batted .211 in 82 games for the Rangers last year, starting 67 of them, and should see substantial time playing behind Yorvit Torrealba.
    1. Baltimore Orioles
    2. <a href=Koji Uehara" title="Koji Uehara"/>
    3. Koji Uehara
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    6. Skinny: Uehara is 35 years old, but he was pretty strong when given the chance to close for the O's in 2010. He could be in line for more ninth-inning work in 2011.
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. <a href=Juan Uribe" title="Juan Uribe"/>
    3. Juan Uribe
    4. Position: SS
    5. SI Rank: 17
    6. Contract: 3 years, $21 million
    7. Skinny: Uribe has some pop (24 home runs), can play three infield positions (SS, 3B, 2B) and his departure is a blow to the Dodgers' arch-rivals, the Giants, in the NL West.
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. Jason Varitek
    3. Jason Varitek
    4. Position: C
    5. Contract: 1 year, $2 million
    6. Skinny: It looked like Boston's captain had played his last game for the Red Sox but he's coming back for another year as back-up and team elder.
    1. Florida Marlins
    2. Javier Vazquez
    3. Javier Vazquez
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 39
    6. Contract: 1 year, $7 million
    7. Skinny: Vazquez was a huge bust for the second time with the Yankees in 2010, but he's returning to the NL East, where he was terrific for the Braves in 2009 (15-10, 2.87 ERA, 238 K's, fourth in NL Cy Young voting).
    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Brandon Webb
    3. Brandon Webb
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 23
    6. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    7. Skinny: The 2006 NL Cy Young winner, who hasn't pitched since the 2009 season opener after shoulder surgery, can earn $5 million in bonuses.
    1. Washington Nationals
    2. <a href=Jayson Werth" title="Jayson Werth"/>
    3. Jayson Werth
    4. Position: OF
    5. SI Rank: 3
    6. Contract: Seven years, $126 million
    7. Skinny: Werth, a former All-Star hit .296 with 27 home runs and 85 RBIs last season for the Phillies.
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Jake Westbrook
    3. Jake Westbrook
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 32
    6. Contract: 2 years, $16.5 million with $8.5 million mutual option for 2013
    7. Skinny: Westbrook has won 14 or more games three consecutive seasons from 2004-06.
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. Dan Wheeler
    3. Dan Wheeler
    4. Position: RHP
    5. Contract: 1 year, $3 million
    6. Skinny: Wheeler, a Rhode Island native, gives another boost to Boston's rebuilt bullpen.
    1. Colorado Rockies
    2. Ty Wigginton
    3. Ty Wigginton
    4. Position: 1B
    5. SI Rank: 31
    6. Contract: 2 years, $7.5 million
    7. Skinny: The Orioles' lone All-Star last season, Wigginton hit .248 with 22 homers and 76 RBIs. He may be insurance for aging Todd Helton.
    1. Chicago Cubs
    2. Kerry Wood
    3. Kerry Wood
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 28
    6. Contract: 1 year, $1.5 million
    7. Skinny: Wood bombed out as the closer with the Indians but excelled as a set-up man for the Yankees after being traded to New York at the trade deadline. He returns to the Cubs where he pitched for 11 years and was an All-Star closer in 2008.
    1. New York Mets
    2. <a href=Chris Young" title="Chris Young"/>
    3. Chris Young
    4. Position: RHP
    5. SI Rank: 43
    6. Contract: 1 year, $1.1 million
    7. Skinny: Young is coming off three straight seasons with major shoulder problems that have derailed his career.

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