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Non-tendered players, the free agent pool just got deeper

What is the non-tender deadline, anyway?

Wednesday night marked the 2015-2016 non-tender trade deadline.  What exactly does that mean? Well, it’s the time when a team has to decide which arbitration-eligible players they want to tender contracts to. If a player is tendered that the team and the player will eventually either come to an agreement on a contract before the arbitration deadline or they will be given an arbitration hearing date in which an independent arbitrator will decide for the salary the player has asked for and the salary the team has offered. Before this happens, teams and players come to an agreement somewhere in between the player’s salary demand and the teams offer. However, sometimes negotiations do come down to a hearing.

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Non-tendered players automatically become free agents, thus deepening the free agent pool. A player is non-tendered when the ball club decides that the player is not worth the salary they paid him last season and therefore do not want to enter into the arbitration process which results in a pay raise for that player.

Here is your list of 2016 non-tendered players:

Al Alburquerque – Detroit Tigers

Pedro Alvarez – Pittsburgh Pirates 

Henderson Alvarez – Miami Marlins

Orlando Calixte – Miami Marlins

Chris Carter – Houston Astros 

Pedro Ciriaco – Atlanta Braves

Steve Cishek – St. Louis Cardinals

Ryan Cook – Chicago Cubs

Ike Davis – Oakland Athletics

Neftali Feliz – Detroit Tigers

Yohan Flande – Colorado Rockies

Tyler Flowers – Chicago White Sox

Elian Herrera – Milwaukee Brewers

Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals

Ryan LaMarre – Cincinnati Reds

David Lough – Baltimore Orioles

Ryan Mattheus – Cincinnati Reds

Will Middlebrooks – San Diego Padres

Mike Minor – Atlanta Braves

Juan Nicasio – Los Angeles Dodgers

Yusmeiro Petite – San Francisco Giants

Cesar Ramos – Los Angeles Angels

Hector Sanchez – San Francisco Giants

Craig Stammen – Washington Nationals

Cody Stanley – St. Louis Cardinals

Nick Tepesch – Texas Rangers

Josh Thole – Toronto Blue Jays

Jacob Turner – Chicago White Sox

Pedro Villarreal – Cincinnati Reds

*As of the time this list was made the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves had yet to announce their list of players as tendered or non-tendered.


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