The deadline to offer a contract to players eligible for arbitration is tonight at 7pm Central. Here’s a rundown of the players from American League teams not signed up today. This post will be updated as more decisions are revealed.
MLBTR staffer Matt Swartz last month predicted salaries for all arb-eligible players. On to the transactions…
- The Sailors announced that they have not offered three players: catchers Brian O’Keefe and Luis Torresas well as right Luke Weaver. Weaver was just claimed off waivers from the Royals a few weeks ago, but is now becoming a free agent.
- The White socks announced three non-tenders: outfielders Adam Angel and Mark Paytonas well as infielder Danny Mendic. Engel is generally regarded as a strong defensive outfielder, but he struggled at the plate in 2022. Mendick played the entire diamond as he hit .289/.343/.443 for a wRC+ of 125.
- The Guards announced that they have non-recommended lefty Anthony Gosse and catcher Luke Maile. Gose was assigned to an assignment earlier this week. Maile was hit in 76 games at a below average level with about average defense numbers.
- The angels announced four non-tenders: left-handers Jonathan Diaz and Rob Zastryznyas well as legal scholars Touki Toussaint and Nash Walters. The last three names were designated for assignment a few days ago.
- The Shine have not submitted Ryan Yarbroughper Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Tampa assigned him to an assignment earlier this week.
- The Blue jays announced that they have untendered outfielders Raimel Tapia and Bradley Zimmeras well as infielder Vinny Kapra. The two former names were designated for assignment a few days ago.
- The Athletics announced that they have not offered contracts to three players: right-hander Deolis Guerraleft-handed Jared Koenig and infielder David Mackinnon. Guerra is the most seasoned of the trio, making his MLB debut in 2015 and playing 136 times. Sadly, Tommy John required surgery in April, which saw him miss the entire 2022 campaign and possibly part of 2023 as well.
- The Red Stockings his non-tendering outfielder/first baseman Franci Cordero, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo. Cordero played in 84 games for the Red Sox last season, but hit only .219/.300/.397 with eight homeruns while scoring very poorly on defense. The Sox also have an untendered infielder Yu Changper Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. The versatile infielder started the year with the Guardians, but then went to the Pirates in a trade, then went to the Rays and Red Sox on waiver claims. With those four teams, he hit .208/.289/.315 for a wRC+ of 78.
- The Astros will say goodbye to the illuminator Josh Jamesas Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports that they will not offer it tonight. He spent the entire 2022 campaign in the minors and underwent flexor tendon surgery in October and has no timetable to return.
- The Rangers the right-hander announced Nick Snyder no contract has been offered. He has only 4 2/3 innings of MLB experience in recent seasons. He spent most of 2022 in Triple-A, posting a 4.97 ERA over 38 innings, but with a strikeout percentage of 30.9%.
- The Royals opted for non-tender lefty Jack Brentz and right-handed Nate Webb, the team announced. That’s no surprise, since both players were assigned to an assignment earlier this week. They lost their 40-man roster as a result, but the no-tender means Kansas City doesn’t have to put them through waivers before sending them straight to free agency. Anne Rogers of MLB.com tweet that Kansas City is awarding contracts to the rest of their arbitration class, inclusive Brad Keller and Amir Garrett – all of whom seemed to have a slim chance of being let go after tough seasons.