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 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 Marlinsannounced 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 Atlanta Braves did not reach an agreement with outfielder Eury Perez before he became arbitration eligible, reports MLB.com’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 Chicago Cubs did not tender pitcher Ryan Cook, who did not appear in the game for the Cubs last season.