Thursday December 3rd, 2015

Major League Baseball teams had until midnight ET on Wednesday to tender contracts to players for the coming season. Players that were not traded or tendered a contract hit the free-agent market.

Below is a round-up of several team moves:

• The Houston Astros non-tendered first baseman and designated hitter Chris Carter, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported. Carter has hit 90 home runs for Houston over the past three season and finished last year with 24 home runs and 64 RBIs.

• The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their decision to non-tender first baseman Pedro Alvarez and outfielder Jaff Decker. Alvarez is coming off a 27 home run season with 77 RBIs.

• The Rockies announced they will not tender the contracts of southpaws Yohan Flande and Jason Gurka or outfielder Rossell Herrera.

• The White Sox non-tendered the contracts of catcher Tyler Flowers and right-hander Jacob Turner, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. After the departure of Flowers, the White Sox signed Dioner Navarro to a one-year deal to become the team’s back-up catcher.

• The Miami Marlins announced they non-tendered righthanded pitchers Aaron Crow and Henderson Alvarez. Crow did not pitch last season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Marlins roster now stands at 37 players.

• The Yankees have non-tendered pitching prospect Domingo German, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi last year. German underwent Tommy John surgery.

• The Baltimore Orioles did not tender contracts to Paul Janish, David Lough or Steve Johnson.

• The Blue Jays have non-tendered backup catcher Josh Thole, who primarily caught knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s starts, according to Shi Davidi of SportsNet Canada.

• Texas Rangers vice president John Blake announced the team will not tender contracts to right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch or outfielder James Jones.

• The Oakland Athletics will non-tender first baseman Ike Davis’s contract to make him a free agent before the final year of his deal, the team announced.

• The Atlanta Braves did not reach an agreement with outfielder Eury Perez before he became arbitration eligible, reports’s Mark Bowman. The team may continue to look for a righthanded hitter that could serve as a back-up to Michael Bourn in centerfield.

• The New York Mets tendered contracts to all eight of their arbitration-eligible players.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers non-tendered contracts right-handed pitchers Juan Nicasio and Lisalverto Bonilla.

• The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered pitcher Steve Cishek and catcher Cody Stanley.

• The Chicago Cubs did not tender pitcher Ryan Cook, who did not appear in the game for the Cubs last season.

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