With the World Series kicking off on Friday, we’re just a couple of weeks away from the start of the offseason. It’s customary for dozens of players to hit the open market each offseason, separate from the players who hit MLB free agency at the end of the World Series based on expiring contracts while they have more than six years of service time. in the MLB.
Any player who is not on his team’s 40-man roster at the end of the season, but has more than three years of MLB service, multiple direct assignments in his career, and/or more than seven seasons in the minor leagues , you have the right to choose free agency. Everyone in today’s group falls under that umbrella. Most will take minor league deals over the winter, though one or two could find a major league deal as a bench piece or middle-inning reliever.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve provided regular updates on players qualifying for minor league free agency. These are the latest, courtesy of MiLB.com’s transaction tracker.