2012 MLB Free Agent Tracker




On Saturday, October 29th, Major League Baseball’s 2012 (2011-2012 offseason) free agency filing period began. On the following Sunday, the MLBPA announced the names of the first 148 players to file for free agency. These players, including superstars Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and Prince Fielder, joined the many Minor League, NPB free agent and recently released players in search of a new contract.

Below is a comprehensive list of the top MLB Free Agents for the 2011-2012 offseason. All of the top players not under contract following the 2011 postseason are included below. In parentheses next to each free agent’s name is the player’s age at the mid-way point of next season.

When a player is signed, their name is listed in bold.

Top Nippon Professional Baseball free agents and players expected to be posted (Click Here for an explanation of the posting system) this offseason are included in the following list as well.

BaseballNewsHound.com’s 2012 MLB Free Agent Page will be updated regularly throughout the offseason. Check back for updates!

Catcher

Rod Barajas (35)Signed One-Year, $4 Million Contract with $3.5 Million Club Option (No Buyout) on 11/10

Josh Bard (33) - Signed 1 Year Deal with Dodgers Worth up to $750K Including Incentives

Henry Blanco (40)D’Backs Exercised $1.15 Million Mutual Option on 10/31;

Blanco Declined Player Option Opted for Free Agency [Update 11/2]

Signed New $1.2 Million Contract with D’Backs, Included $1.24 Mutual Option for 2013 [11/4 Update]

Ramon Castro (36)

Ryan Doumit (31)Pirates Declined $7.25 Million 2012 Club Option ($500K Buyout) on 10/31

Turned Down 1-Year $3 Million Contract Offer from Dodgers

Signed One-Year $3 Million Contract with Minnesota Twins [11/19 Update]

Jake Fox (29) - Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Pittsburgh Pirates

Ramon Hernandez (36)Signed Two-Year $6.5 Million Deal with Rockies; Rockies Sent Chris Iannetta to LAA for Tyler Chatwood

Rob Johnson (28) – Cleared Outright Waivers, Elected Free Agency

Gerald Laird (32)Signed 1-Year Contract with Tigers on 11/17, Terms Undisclosed [11/17 Update]

Jose Molina (36) - Signed One-Year Contract with Tampa Bay Rays. Includes 2013 Club Option.

• Type B Free Agent, Will Be Offered Arbitration

Yadier Molina (29) - Signed Five-Year $75 Million Extension with Cardinals [3/2 Update]

Dioner Navarro (28) - Signed Minor League Contract with Reds, Invicted to Spring Training

Wil Nieves (34) – Minor League Free Agent

Jorge Posada (40)Officially Retired after 17 Seasons

Former Yankees Manager Joe Torre: “Difficult for Posada to Play Elsewhere” [11/9 Update]

Ivan Rodriguez (40) - Preparing to Retire, but Keeping in Shape in Case he Fields an Offer [3/3 Update]

Brian Schneider (35)According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, Schneider Agreed to Terms on 1-Year Contract with Phillies on 11/17

Kelly Shoppach (31) - Signed One-Year $1.35 Million Contract with Boston Red Sox

• $3.2 Million Club Option ($300K Buyout)

Chris Snyder (31)Signed One-Year Contract with Astros Including Mutual Option for 2013

J.R. Towles (28)Signed Minor League Contract with Minnesota Twins

Matt Treanor (36) - Signed with Dodgers for 1-Year $850K. Deal Includes $950K Club Option ($150K Buyout) for 2013

Jason Varitek (40)Officially Retires, Seeking Red Sox Player Development or Front Office Job

First Basemen

Russell Branyan (36)Signed Minor League Deal with New York Yankees

Jorge Cantu (30) - Signed Minor League Contract with Los Angeles Angels

Prince Fielder (28)Signed 9-Year $214 Million Contract with Detroit Tigers

SI.com‘s Jon Heyman: “Brewers Believe They Have Almost No Hope for Prince (Fielder)…” [11/8 Update]

Winter Meetings Drawing Heavy Interest for Fielder; Nationals a Strong Possibility [12/3 Update]

Jason Giambi (41)Re-Signed with Rockies to Minor League Contract

Brad Hawpe (33) - Signed Minor League Contract with Texas Rangers Worth $1 Million if He Makes MLB Roster

Dan Johnson (32) - Signed Minor League Deal with Chicago White Sox

Nick Johnson (33)Signed Minor League Deal with Baltimore Orioles

Casey Kotchman (29) - Signed One-Year $3 Million Deal with Cleveland Indians worth $4.75 Mill Including Incentives

Mark Kotsay (36)Signed 1-Year, $1.25 Million Contract with Padres on 11/17

Derrek Lee (36)

Lyle Overbay (35) - Signed One-Year Deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

Carlos Pena (34) - Signed with Tampa Bay Rays for $7.25 Million One-Year Contract

David Ortiz (36) - Signed One-Year $14.75 Million Deal with Boston Red Sox

Red Sox GM Cherington Have Constructive Meeting with Ortiz in Milwaukee [11/17 Update]

Albert Pujols (32) – Drawing Heavy Interest from Marlins; Re-Signing with Cardinals Increasingly Likely

Cardinals Met with Agent Dan Lozano on 11/16; 9-Year $198-$205 Million Deal Still Cards’ Only Offer

Marlins Offer Pujols a 9-Year $225 Million Contract

Re-Opening Contract Negotiations with Cardinals [11/17]

By Winter Meetings, Market for Pujols has been “Slow Developing” [12/3]

Winter Meetings Getting Buzz Going for Pujols?

Signed Ten-Year $254 Million Contract with Los Angeles Angels on 12/8

Jim Thome (41)Signed One-Year $1.25 Million Contract with Philadelphia Phillies on 11/4

Second Basemen

Clint Barmes (33) – GM Ed Wade: Astros Won’t Bid for Barmes

Barmes Agrees on Two-Year, $10 Million Contract with Pittsburgh Pirates [11/19 Update]

Willie Bloomquist (34) – D’Backs Exercised $1.1 Million Mutual Option ($150K buyout) on 10/31; Bloomquist Declined Mutual Option

D’Backs Re-Signed Bloomquist to Two-Year $3.8 Million Contract [11/9 Update]

Robinson Cano (29) – Yankees Have Exersied $14 Million Club Option ($2MM buyout), May Discuss New Contract

Alex Cora (36) - Signed Minor League Deal with St. Louis Cardinals

Mark Ellis (35)Signed Two-Year Contract with Dodgers [11/14 Update]

Jerry Hairston Jr. (36)Signed Two-Year $7 Million Contract with Dodgers on 12/6/11

Bill Hall (32) - Signed Minor League Deal with New York Yankees

Aaron Hill (30) - Arizona Will Likely Decline $8M Club Option, Negotiate New Contract

Signed Two-Year $11 Million Deal with Diamondbacks on 11/14 [Update]

Adam Kennedy (36)Pled Guilty (Misdemeanor) January ’11 DUI Arrest

Signed One-Year $800,000 Deal with Los Angeles Dodgers; Deal Worth Possible $950,000 with Performance Incentives

Kelly Johnson (30) - Signed One-Year $6.37 Million Deal with Toronto Blue Jays

Jose Lopez (28) - Signed Minor League Contract with Cleveland Indians

Edwin Maysonet (30) – Re-Signed Minor League Contract With Brewers

Jayson Nix (29)Signed by Yankees to Minor League Contract on 11/24, Invited to Spring Training

Brandon Phillips (31) - Reds Exercise $12 Million Club Option ($1 Million Buyout) 10/31

Nick Punto (34) - Signed Two-Year Contract with Boston Red Sox

Skip Schumaker (32)Signed Two-Year $3 Million Contract with St. Louis Cardinals

Drew Sutton (28) - Signed Minor League Contract with Atlanta Braves

Kensuke Tanaka (30) – Signed with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

Shortstops

Yuniesky Betancourt (30) - Signed One-Year $2 Million Contract with Kansas City Royals

Orlando Cabrera (37) - Says He’s Retiring

Jamey Carroll (37)Nearing Multi-Year Deal with Unknown Club; Not the Dodgers but possibly the Tigers. [11/11]

Signed Two-Year $7 Million Contract with Twins [11/12 Update]

Ronny Cedeno (28) -Signed One Year $1.2 Million Contract with the New York Mets.

• Pirates Declined $3 Million Club Option on 10/31

Craig Counsell (42) - Retires, Joins Milwaukee Brewers Front Office

Adam Everett (35)

Rafael Furcal (34) - Signed Two-Year $14 Million Contract with St. Louis Cardinals

• Has Emphasized Desire to Remain with Cardinals

Alex Gonzalez (35)Brewers Signed Gonzalez to 1-Year Contract with Option for 2013

Cesar Izturis (32) - Signed with Milwaukee Brewers

Munenori Kawasaki (30) - Signed to Minor League Contract with Seattle Mariners

• 9 Years of Service Time on NPB Active Roster, Declared Free Agency on 11/8

John McDonald (37) – Signed 2-Year $3 Million with Diamondbacks on 11/3

Aaron Miles (35)

Hiroyuki Nakajima (29)Returned to NPB

Seibu Lions Agree to Post Nakajima to MLB on 11/14

According to MLB — At Least One Team Bid on Nakajima by (Posting) Bid Deadline [12/3 Update]

Yankees Win Negotiating Rights to Nakajima with $2.5 Million Bid [12/8 Update]

Omar Quintanilla (30) - Signed with Mets to Minor League Contract

Edgar Renteria (35)

Jose Reyes (29)Signed by Miami Marlins to Six-Year $102 Million Contract with Option for 7th Year Worth $22 Million ($4 Million Guaranteed) [12/5 Update]

•Mets Will Begin Contract Talks With Low-Ball Offer; Nationals, Cubs, Marlins Among Best Suitors

Mets Don’t Expect Reyes to Sign Before End of Offseason

Marlins Meet with Reyes, Buerhle

Brewers Among Reyes’ Most Aggressive Pursuers [11/8 Update]

Marlins Preparing to Sign Reyes? [11/13 Update]
Marlins Still the Favorite to Sign Reyes (11/14)
Market for Reyes, Pujols, Fielder Slowly Developing [12/3 Update]

Jimmy Rollins (33) - Signed Three-Year $33 Million Contract with Phillies, Includes Option for 2015

Ramon Santiago (32) – Wants to Return to Detroit

Signed Two-Year $4 Million Deal with Tigers on November 30th, 2011

Marco Scutaro (36) – $6 Million Club Option ($1.5 Million Buyout), $3 Million Player Option

Red Sox Exercised Club Option on 10/31, Tabbed Starting Shortstop for 2012

Jack Wilson (34) - Atlanta Braves

Third Basemen

Wilson Betemit (30) - Signed Two-Year $3.25 Million Contract with Orioles, Includes Option for 2014

Casey Blake (38) - Signed with Colorado Rockies

Eric Chavez (34) - Signed One-Year $900K Deal with Yankees

Craig Counsell (41) - Retires, Takes Front Office Job with Brewers

Mark DeRosa (37) - Signed to One-Year Deal with Washington Nationals

Greg Dobbs (33)Signed Two-Year $3 Million Contract with Miami Marlins

• Drawing Interest from Marlins, Phillies; Marlins Intend to Re-Sign Dobbs (Update)

Edwin Encarnacion (29) – Blue Jays Exercised $3.5 Million Club Option ($500K Buyout) 10/31

Kevin Kouzmanoff (30) - Signed Minor League Deal with Royals, Invited to Spring Training

Andy LaRoche (28) - Signed with Cleveland Indians

Pete Orr (33) - Re-Signed Minor League Contract with Phillies on 11/3

Aramis Ramirez (34)Signed Three-Year $36 Million Contract with Milwaukee Brewers

• Cubs Exercised $16 Million Mutual Option ($2 Million Buyout) on 10/31,

Ramirez Declined $16 Million Mutual Option, Cubs Will Not Sign Him to New Contract

Ramirez Had Previously Stated he was “Open” to Returning to Cubs

Miguel Tejada (37) - Hopes Oakland A’s Will Sign Him [3/2 Update]

Omar Vizquel (45) - Signed One-Year Deal with Toronto Blue Jays

Brandon Wood (27) - Refused AAA Assignment from Pirates

Signed by Rockies to One-Year Minor League Contract

Corner Outfielders

Norichika Aoki (30) - Signed Two-Year $2.25 Million Deal with Brewers, Option for 2014, Can Make $8.7 Million with Incentives

Yakult Swallows Announce Norichika Aoki will be Posted [11/11 Update]

Milton Bradley (34) - Agent Met with Rockies Front Office on 11/17

Travis Buck (28)Signed Minor League Contract with Astros on 11/9

Pat Burrell (35)Plants to Retire Due to Nagging Right Foot Injury [11/11 Update]

Michael Cuddyer (33)Signed Three-Year $31.5 Million Deal with Colorado Rockies

Johnny Damon (37)Signed with Cleveland Indians for Pro-Rated $1.25 Million. Contract Includes $1.4 Million in Incentives [4/12 Update]

David DeJesus (32)Signed Two-Year $10 Million Deal with Chicago Cubs on 11/30; First Signing for Epstein While Working in Cubs’ Front Office

J.D. Drew (36) - Will Retire from Baseball

Will Not Return to Red Sox, Considering Retirement?

Nick Evans (25) - Declared Free Agency on 11/16 (Twitter Link)

Signed Minor League Contract with Pirates, Invited to Spring Training

Kosuke Fukudome (35)Signed One-Year $1 Million Deal with White Sox with Club Option for 2013

Jay Gibbons (35) - Signed Minor League Deal with Milwaukee Brewers

Jonny Gomes (31) - Signed One-Year $1 Million Contract with Oakland Athletics

Vladimir Guerrero (37) - Wants to DH for Yankees [2/18 Update]

Carlos Guillen (36) - Signed with Seattle Mariners

Scott Hairston (32)Signed One-Year $1.1 Million Contract with New York Mets

Eric Hinske (34) – Braves Exercised $1.5 Million Club Option on 10/31 (Alternative was a $100K Buyout)

Raul Ibanez (40)Signed $1.1 Million Deal with New York Yankees

Conor Jackson (30) - Signed Minor League Contract with Texas Rangers

Andruw Jones (35) - Signed One-Year $2 Million Contract with New York Yankees

Jason Kubel (29) - Signed Two-Year $15 Million Contract with Arizona Diamondbacks

Fred Lewis (31)Signed with Cleveland Indians

Adam Loewen (28)Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster by Blue Jays, Became Minor League Free Agent on 11/3

Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Mets

Ryan Ludwick (33) - Signed One-Year $2.5 Million Contract with Cincinnati Reds

Hideki Matsui (38) - Oakland Interested in Re-Signing Matsui

Ranyemi Alberto Mendoza [IFA] – Signed $70K Signing Bonus with Angels out of Dominican Republic on 11/1

Jason Michaels (36) - Signed Minor League Contract with Washington Nationals

Matt Murton (30) - Will Re-Sign with Hanshin Tigers

Magglio Ordonez (38) – Return to Tigers Unlikely, Considering Retirement

Juan Pierre (34) - Signed Minor League Deal with Philadelphia Phillies

Scott Podsednik (36) - Signed Minor League Deal with Phillies; Invited to Spring Training

Franmil Reyes (16)International Free Agent; Signed $700K Bonus with Padres on 11/1

Juan Rivera (33) - Signs One-Year Contract with Dodgers, Includes a Club Option for 2013 [11/4 Update]

Cody Ross (31) - Signed One-Year $3 Million Contract with Red Sox

Nick Swisher (31) – Yankees Exercised $10.25 Million Club Option

Josh Willingham (33)Preparing to Sign Three-Year Contract worth Approximately $30 with Minnesota Twins (12/13)

• Rays Join In on Bidding; Twins, Indians, Reds, Red Sox Also in Trying to Sign Willingham [12/6 Update]

Centerfielders

Rick Ankiel (32)Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Washington Nationals

Carlos Beltran (35) - Signed Two-Year $26 Million Contract with St. Louis Cardinals

Red Sox could give Beltran Two-Year Deal

Mike Cameron (39) - Will Retire from Baseball [2/19 Update]

Yoenis Cespedes (26) - Signed Four-Year $36 Million Contract with Oakland Athletics

Drawing Heavy Interest from Yankees; Marlins Interested as Well

Endy Chavez (34) - Signed One-Year Deal with the Baltimore Orioles

Coco Crisp (32)Signed Two-Year $14 Million Contract with Oakland Athletics (1/6/12)

• Agent Says Crisp would Like to Play for San Francisco Giants

Reed Johnson (35)Signed One-Year Contract with Chicago Cubs

Ryan Langerhans (32) - Signed Minor League Contract with Los Angeles Angels

Lastings Milledge (27)Drawing Interest from NPB Japanese Teams

Nate McLouth (30) - Signed One-Year $1.75 Million Contract with PIttsburgh Pirates

Laynce Nix (31)Signed Two-Year $2.5 Million Contract with Philadelphia Phillies on 12/5/11 [Twitter Link]

Deal Made Official on 12/8

Corey Patterson (32) - Signed Minor League Contract with Milwaukee Brewers

Ayendi Perez (21) – Signed $25,000 Bonus with Los Angeles Angels Out of Dominican Republic 11/1

Felix Pie (27) - Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Cleveland Indians; Worth $1 Million with Performance Incentives

• Will Not Return to Orioles

Jason Pridie (28) - Released by Mets, Signed with A’s on 11/16

Aaron Rowand (34) - Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Miami Marlins

• Released by San Francisco Giants, Might Draw Interest from Phillies

Grady Sizemore (29) - Indians Decline $8.5 Million Club Option, Elect to Pay $500K Buyout; Free Agent 10/31

Agents says Sizemore and Indians will Agree on One-Year Contract [11/19 Update]

Reggie Willits (31) – Granted Minor League Free Agency

B.J. Upton (27) - Accepted One-Year $7 Million Deal with Rays

Dewayne Wise (34) - Signed Minor League Deal with New York Yankees

Pitchers

Left-Handed Starting Pitchers

Erik Bedard (33) - Signed One-Year $4.5 Million Contract with Pittsburgh Pirates

Mark Buerhle (33) – Will Not Return to White Sox; Yankees GM Cashman In Contact with Buerhle’s Agent [11/8]

Signed Four-Year $58 Million Deal with Marlins on 12/8

Five Teams, the Nationals, Marlins, Rangers, Yankees, Twins, are Pursuing Buerhle [12/6]

Chris Capuano (33)Signed Two-Year $10 Million Contract with Los Angeles Dodgers on 12/1/11; Given Rotation Spot

Bruce Chen (34) - Signed Two-Year $9 Million Contract with Kansas City Royals

Wei-Yin Chen (26) - Signed Three-Year $11.338 Million Contract with Baltimore Orioles

Doug Davis (36)

Zach Duke (29) - Signs Minor League Contract with Houston Astros

Jeff Francis (31) - Signed Minor League Contract with Cincinnati Reds

Scott Kazmir (28)

Paul Maholm (29) - Signed with Chicago Cubs

Andrew Miller (26)Re-Signed One-Year Contract with Red Sox, Avoiding Arbitration

Pat Misch (3o) - Elected Free Agency 10/1/11

Signed Minor League Contract with Phillies; Invited to Spring Training

Scott Olsen (28) - Signed Minor League Contract with Chicago Cubs

Oliver Perez (30)

C.C. Sabathia (31) - Signed 5-Year, $122 Contract Extension With Yankees 10/31 [Video], [Story] $25 Million Vesting Option for 2017

Tsuyoshi Wada (31) - Signed Two-Year $8.15 Million Contract with the Baltimore Orioles; May Include $5 Million Option for 2014

•NPB Free Agent; Due to Service Time, He Does Not Need to Post to MLB

Drawing Heavy Interest from Nationals; Scouted by Yankees [11/8 Update]

Dontrelle Willis (30) - Signed One-Year Deal with Phillies

C.J. Wilson (31)Drawing Heavy Interest from Marlins; Yankees More Interested in Yu Darvish?

Agent Says Wilson Loves Yankees

Seeking a 6-Year Deal Worth at least $120 Million

Visiting Los Angeles to Meet with Angels on Monday, 11/21

After Rangers Sign Nathan, Wilson Likely Won’t Return to Texas. Angels in the Lead? [11/22 Update]

Agent Meeting with Boston (Twitter Link); Rangers Still Interested in Re-Signing Wilson [12/3 Update]

Five Teams in Pursuit of Wilson, Including Rangers, Angels, Marlins; Angels Lead Bidding War? [12/6 Update]

Signed Five-Year $77.5 Million Contract with Los Angeles Angels on 12/8

NPB star righthander Yu Darvish is drawing heavy interest from large-market clubs in search of pitching. The Yankees, Rangers, Tigers and Mariners lead a list of franchises that have scouted Darvish regularly.

Right-Handed Starting Pitchers

Andrew Brackman (26) - Signed One-Year $500,000 Deal with Cincinnati Reds

• Yankees Declined $1 Million Club Option 11/1, Must Pay Signing Bonus by January

Bartolo Colon (38) - Signed One-Year $2 Million Contract with Oakland Athletics

Aaron Cook (33)Signed Minor League Deal with Boston Red Sox Worth up to $1.5 Million if he Makes MLB Roster

Yu Darvish (25) - Signed Six-Year $60 Million Contract with Texas Rangers

Chances that Nippon Posts Darvish Still “Not Definite”; Won’t Post Before Japan Series [11/8 Update]

Kyle Davies (28) - Signed with Blue Jays to Minor League Deal

Ryan Dempster (35)Elected to Exercise $14 Million Player Option (Announced 10/29)

Armando Galarraga (30) - Signed with Orioles to Minor League Contract, Invited to Spring Training

Freddy Garcia (35)Stated that he Wants Yankees to Re-Sign Him [11/4]

Yankees Signed Garcia to 1-Year $5 Million Contract on 11/24

Jon Garland (32) - Agreed to Minor League Deal with Indians, Details Still Being Worked Out

Edgar Gonzalez (29) - Signed Minor League Contract with Oakland Athletics

• Signed Minor League Deal with Athletics on 11/3 [Tweet]; [11/4 Update]

Aaron Harang (33) - Signed Two-Year $12 Million Contract with Dodgers [12/6/11 Update]

• Before Signed with Dodgers– Padres, Harang Decline $5 Million Mutual Option (Not Eligible for $500K Buyout); Harang Says He Planned to Exercise Option

Rich Harden (30) - Has Shoulder Surgery, Will Miss all of 2012 [2/12 Update]

Livan Hernandez (37) - Signed Minor League Deal with Astros, Invited to Spring Training

Hisashi Iwakuma (31) – Signed One-Year $1.5 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners. Deal is Worth $4.9 Million Including Incentives.

•NPB Free Agent, Negotiated with Oakland Athletics in 2010 Offseason

Intends to Sign with MLB Club [11/8 Update]

Edwin Jackson (28)Signed One-Year $10 Million Contract with Washington Nationals

Kenshin Kawakami (37) - Signed with Chunichi Dragons of NPB

Hiroki Kuroda (37) - Signed One-Year $10 Million Contract with New York Yankees

Dodgers Meets with Harang but Kuroda is their Priority [11/21 Update]

Rodrigo Lopez (36) - Signed to Minor League Deal with Cubs

Soid Marquez (16) – International Free Agent; Signed with Reds on 11/3

Jason Marquis (33)Signed One-Year Deal with Minnesota Twins

Shairon Martis (25)Signed Minor League Contract with Pirates

Kevin Millwood (37) - Signed Minor League Contract with Mariners

Roy Oswalt (34)Agent Says Pitcher “Loves” Yankees

Nationals Making “Major Push” for Oswalt [11/9 Update]

Matt Palmer (33) – Released by Angels

Signed by San Diego Padres to Minor League Contract

Brad Penny (34) - Signed One-Year Contract with Softbank Hawks of NPB Pacific League

Joel Pineiro (33) - Signed Minor League Deal with Phillies Worth up to $1.5 Million

Chad Reineke (30)Signed Minor League Contract with the Red

Ben Sheets (33)Recovering from July 2010 Elbow Injury

James Shields (30) – Rays Exercised $7.5 Million Club Option on 10/31; Could Have Opted for a $2 Million Buyout Instead

Though Fellow Rays Pitcher Wade Davis is on Trade Block, Shields will Likely Stay in Tampa for 2012 [11/7 Update]

Carlos Silva (33)Signed One-Year Minor League Contract with Red Sox

Mitch Talbot (28) - Released by Indians 10/18/11, Signed with Samsung Lions of KBO in December

Jesus Tinoco (16) – International Free Agent; Signed with Blue Jays on 11/3

Javier Vazquez (35) - Intends to Retire, Marlins Remain Interested

Adam Wainwright (30) – Cardinals Exercised $9 Million 2012, $12 Million 2013 Club Options

Tim Wakefield (45)Announces Retirement from Baseball

Chien-Ming Wang (32) – Currently Negotiating Contract with Nationals, Likely to Return to Washington

Agreed to 1-Year $4 Million Dollar Deal (With Performance Incentives) with Washington Nationals on 11/3

Brandon Webb (33) – Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

Suk-Min Yoon (25) - Korean Baseball Organization; Agent Scott Boras Discussed Posting Yoon to MLB [11/8 Update]

Chris Young (33)


Closers

David Aardsma (30) - Signed with New York Yankees

Heath Bell (34)Signed Three-Year, $27 Million Contract with Miami Marlins

Jonathan Broxton (28)Signed One-Year, $4 Million Contract with Royals on 11/29; Contract Includes Performance Bonuses

Matt Capps (28)Signed One-Year $4.5 Million Contract with Minnesota Twins, Includes $6 Million Option ($250K Buyout) for 2013 [12/5/Update]

Francisco Cordero (37) - Reds Declined $12 Million Club Option ($1 Million Buyout) on 10/31; May Negotiate New Contract

Octavio Dotel (38) - Signs with Detroit Tigers

Kyle Farnsworth (36) – Rays Exercised $3.3 Million Club Option ($650K Buyout) on 10/31

Frank Francisco (32) - Signed Two-Year Deal with New York Mets

Expected to Depart Toronto

Ryan Franklin (39)Leaning Towards Retirement; Could Take Take Front Office Job with St. Louis

Brad Lidge (34) - Signed One-Year Deal with Washington Nationals

Drawing Interest from New York Mets [12/6 Update]

Ryan Madson (31)Signed One-Year $8.5 Million Deal with Cincinnati Reds

Preparing to Sign a Four-Year $44 Million Contract with Phillies [11/8 Update]

No Deal Yet: Also Negotiating with Papelbon, Phillies Reconsidering their Options [11/9 Update]

Joe Nathan (37) – Twins Declined $12.5 Million Club Option; Interested in Playing for Mets

• Signed Two-Year $14 Million Deal with Texas Rangers on 11/20 [11/21 Update]

Jonathan Papelbon (31)Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Expressed Interest in Re-Signing Papelbon

Blue Jays Aggressively Pursuing Papelbon [11/8 Update]

Papelbon Agreed to Sign with Phillies [11/11 Update]

Jon Rauch (33) - Signed One-Year $3.5 Million Contract with New York Mets

Drawing Interest form New York Mets [12/6 Update]

Fernando Rodney (35)Signed One-Year $1.75 Contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Deal Includes $2.5 Million 2013 Option ($250 K Buyout).

Francisco Rodriguez (30) - Avoided Arbitration, Accepted ONe-Year $8 Million Contract Offer from Brewers

Brewers Declined $17.5 Million Mutual Option on 10/31, Will Pay $4 Million Buyout

Rafael Soriano – $11 Million Player Option ($1.5 Million Buyout), Expected to Remain With Yankees

Koji Uehara (35) – $4 Million Option Vested after 55th Appearance

Jose Valverde (34) - Tigers Exercised $9 Million Club Option

Joel Zumaya (27) - Signed One-Year Contract with Minnesota Twins

Left-Handed Relievers

Jeremy Affeldt (33) – Giants Exercised $5 Million Club Option on 10/31 (Alternative was a $500K Buyout)

Jesse Carlson (31) - Outrighted off Blue Jays 40-Man Roster, Became Minor League Free Agent on 11/3; Signed with Boston Red Sox

Randy Flores (36)

Mike Gonzalez (34)Interested in Returning to Rangers

John Grabow (33) - Signed Minor League Contract with Los Angeles Dodgers

J.P. Howell (29)Agreed to One-Year Contract with Tampa Bay Rays worth $1.135 Million

Hong-Chih Kuo (30)Signs with Mariners

Wil Ledezma (31) – Elected Free Agency 9/29/11

Signed One-Year Minor League Deal with Los Angeles Dodgers, Invited to Spring Training

Javier Lopez (34) - Signed Two-Year $8.5 Million Contract Extension with Giants on 10/31

Damaso Marte (37) – Yankees Declined $4 Million Club Option ($250,000 Buyout)

Trever Miller (39) - Signed with Cubs to Minor League Contract

Hideki Okajima (36) – Signed by Yankees, Failed Physical, Won’t Report to Spring Training [2/18 Update]

Darren Oliver (41) - Re-Signed Two-Year Contract with Texas Rangers on 12/6/11

Dennys Reyes (35)

Arthur Rhodes (41) – $4 Million Club Option ($200K Buyout); Wants to Return to Cardinals for 1 Season Before Retiring

J.C. Romero (35) - Signed One-Year $750K Contract with St. Louis Cardinals

George Sherrill (35) - Signed Minor League Deal with Seattle Mariners

Brian Tallet (34) - Signed with Pittsburgh Pirates to Minor League Contract

Raul Valdez (34)Signed Minor League Contract with Philadelphia Phillies; Invited to Spring Training

Randy Williams (36)

Right-Handed Relievers

Alberto Arias (28) - Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster on 10/14; Signed Minor League Contract with Astros on 10/24

Scott Atchison (36)Remains with Red Sox, Invited to Spring Training

Luis Ayala (34) - Signed with Orioles to Minor League Contract

Danys Baez (34) - Retires

Miguel Batista (41) - Re-Signed by Mets to Minor League Contract

Blaine Boyer (30)

Taylor Buchholz (30)Will Sit out 2012 Recovering from Clinical Depression

Shawn Camp (36) - Signs with Mariners

Tae-hyon Chong (33)Will Sign Two-Year Major League Deal with Baltimore Orioles [11/22 Update]

Todd Coffey (30) - Signed One-Year $1.3 Million Contract with Dodgers, Club Option for 2012

Lance Cormier (31)

Juan Cruz (33) - Signs with Pirates

Jason Frasor (34) - White Sox Exercised $3.75 Million Club Option on 10/31

Chad Gaudin (29) - Signed Minor League Contract with Miami Marlins

Latroy Hawkins (39) - Signs with Los Angeles Angels

Ryota Igarashi (33)Released by Mets 10/20/11 then Signed with Pirates 12/15/2011

Chris Jakubauskus (33) - Signed 1-Year Contract with D’Backs on 11/8

Jensen Lewis (27)Signed $675,000 Minor League Deal with D’Backs

Scott Linebrink (35)Signed One-Year Deal with St. Louis Cardinals

Mike MacDougal (35)Signed One Year, $1 Million Contract with Los Angeles Dodgers. Deal Includes 2013 Club Option.

Sergio Mitre (31)

Guillermo Mota (38) - Signs $3 Million Contract with San Francisco Giants

Joel Peralta (36)Re-Signs with Rays, Avoids Arbitration

Scott Proctor (35)

Chad Qualls (33) - Signs One-Year $1.15 Million Contract with Philadelphia Phillies

Two “Mystery Teams” Pursuing Chad Qualls According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman [12/3 Update]

Chris Ray (30)

Adam Russell (28) RHRP – Signed Minor League Contract with Braves

Takashi Saito (42) RHRPSigned One-Year $1.75 Million Contract with D’Backs

Yoshinori Tateyama (36) - Rangers Exercised $1 Million Club Option on 10/31

Dale Thayer (31)

P.J. Walters (27) – Elected Free Agency 9/29/11, Signed with Twins to Minor League Deal and Invited to Spring Training

Dan Wheeler (34) - Signed Minor League Contract with Cleveland Indians

Wheeler May Re-Sign with Boston

Tim Wood (29)Refused Minor League Assignment, Declared Free Agency 10/3/11

[Update] Wood signed Minor League contract with Pirates on 11/1/11; Invited (Non-Roster) to Spring Training

Jamey Wright (37) - Signs Minor League Contract with Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Wuertz (33) – Athletics Declined $3.25 Million Club Option ($250K Buyout)