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Free Agent Pitchers Still Available 2023

By Biraj Khanal / 10 July 2023 10:10 AM

Price during the game on Jackie Robinson Day wearing Robinson's 42 numbered jersey.
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Free Agent Pitchers still Available 2023 are David Price, Garett Richard, and Mike Minor. Shohei Ohtani will be a free agent in 2024.

With the handful pitchers available in the 2023 early season, many distinguished pitchers had already been contracted with the designated club as of today and some are waiting for their contracts.

Notable free agents like Aaron Judge, Brandon Nimmo, and Trea Turner have already signed with other clubs or renewed their club's contracts. 

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has signed a contract with the Japanese baseball club Yokohama DeNA BayStars after being unsigned in MLB. He was released by the Dodgers in January.

Judge signed an extension with the New York Yankees keeping him till 9 years with $40 million in average salary.

What Free Agent Pitchers Are Still Available?

Free agent pitchers available 2023 are Mike Minor, Chris Archer, and Anibal Sanchez.

Players like Evan Longoria, Aaron Judge, and Zach Davies, either signed an extension with their existing clubs or joined the new MLB teams. As the MLB draft is being accomplished, as per the Sportrac report, Players from different teams can't find their destined club and is a free agents.

Analyzing all the pitcher's data, about 70 players in the free agent list are yet to find their destined clubs as of 2023.

Minor is among the starting pitchers who remained unsold in 2023.
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Here is the list of pitchers who remained free agents in the 2023 season:

  1. David Price - Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Garett Richard - Texas Rangers
  3. Mike Minor - Cincinnati Reds
  4. Chris Archer - Minnesota Twins
  5. Kohei Arihara - Texas Rangerss
  6. Josh Lindblom - Milwaukee Brewers
  7. Erick Fedde - Washington Nationals
  8. Anibal Sanchez - Washington Nationals
  9. Matt Harvey- Baltimore Orioles
  10. Justus Sheffield - Seattle Mariners

1. David Price, LAD

David Price has been with the Dodgers for the three MLB seasons with 14 in the MLB. 

After suffering left wrist inflammation, he missed three weeks of play. After battling several injuries before returning to the pitch, Price's agent stated that he won't pitch during the 2023 season and hadn't pitched as stated.

There might be a possibility that he will retire though the player and his agent haven't made the official decision. Now, he can join any club after being a free agent.

2. Garett Richard, TEX

Garett Richard had played formerly for Texas Rangers before being a free agent before the 2023 season. 

He previously had played for MLB clubs, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers.

As for the 2023 season, Garett is yet to pitch in the Major League games and is still available as a free agent.

3. Mike Minor - Cincinnati Reds

Mike Minor became a free agent on November 8, 2022, coming towards the 2023 season after the Reds declined his mutual option offer for the 2023 season.

His offer of a $12 million mutual option for 2023 was declined to make the left-handed pitcher a free agent. As of 2023, he has not been in the starting pitching yet and is still available as a free agent.

4. Chris Archer - Minnesota Twins

Chris Archer has been a free agent since his one-year contract was completed on March 2023 and started on March 2022.

In November 2022, the Twins declined the option for his 2023 season, which made him a free agent coming to the 2023 season.

He is still a free agent and is available to join any MLB franchise.

Free Agent Outfielders In 2023

Free agent outfielders 2023 are Brandon Nimmo, Andrew Benintendi, David Peralta, and Aaron Judge. 

Judge signed a contract renewal with the Yankees after his contract expired before 2023 season.
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Here is the list of free agents who were available in the 2023 season:

  1. Aaron Judge - NYY
  2. Brandon Nimmo - NYM
  3. Andrew Benintendi - Transferred to CHW from NYY 
  4. Mitch Haniger - Transferred to SF From SEA
  5. Michael Conforto - Transferred to SF from NYM
  6. Joc Pederson - SF 
  7. Cody Bellinger - Transferred to CHC from LAD
  8. Trey Mancini - Transferred to CHC From HOU
  9. Michael Brantley - HOU
  10. Kevin Kiermaier - Transferred to TOR from TB

With the season running many of the free agents outfielder have either signed a contract extension or joined the new MLB team or Japanese League.

Judge, Nimmo, and Pederson are among the outfielders who have renewed their contracts with their existing clubs for the upcoming seasons. 

Benintendi, Mancini, and Bellinger have chosen their new clubs instead of signing the contract extension with their parent clubs.

As for 2024, Michal Comforto, Mark Canha, and Michael Brantly might be among the outfielder to be free agents before the 2024 season.

MLB Teams Free Agents 

MLB free agents by team were Aaron Judge from the Yankees, Trea Turner from Dodgers, and Carlos Correa from Minnesota Twins.

Several players were available in the 2023 season as free agents due to the contract expiring or some being released by the club after contract years were completed.

Quintana shared a farewell thank you message to the Cardinals on October, 2022.fans
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Here is the list of players who were free agents in 2023 by the top 10 teams below:

1. St Louis Cardinals Free Agents 

  • Willson Contreras 
  • Jose Quintana ( Transferred to NYM)
  • Corey Dickerson ( Transferred to WSH)
  • Alexander Reyes ( Transferred to LAD)

2. NY Mets Free Agents

  • Jacob deGrom ( Transferred to TEX)
  • Brandon Nimmo (Contract Renewed)
  • Edwin Diaz ( Contract Renewed)
  • Taijuan Walker ( Transferred to PHI)
  • Chris Bassitt ( Transferred to TOR)

3. New York Yankees Free Agents

  • Aaron Judge 
  • Carlos Rodon
  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Jameson Taillon
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • Matt Carpenter

4. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Agents

Turner was a free agent for the Dodgers team alongside teammate Clayton Kershaw upcoming to the 2023 season.
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  • Trea Turner
  • Tyler Anderson
  • Andrew Heaney
  • Justin Turner
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Cody Bellinger

5. Minnesota Twins Free Agents

  • Carlos Correa
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Joey Gallo
  • Michael Fulmer
  • Donovan Solano

6. Atlanta Braves Free Agents 

  • Dansby Swanson
  • Luke Jackson
  • Adam Duvall
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Nick Anderson

7. Tampa Bay Rays Free Agents

  • Chris Muller
  • Cody Reed
  • Zach Edlin
  • David Peralta
  • Mike Zunino

8. Miami Marlins Free Agents

Brian joined the Marlins on April 1 , 2021.
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  • Joan Segura
  • Johny Cueto
  • Brian Anderson
  • Willians Astudillo
  • Grant Dayton

9. Baltimore Orioles Free Agents

  • Jordan Lyles
  • Kyle Gibson
  • Jesus Aguilar
  • Franchy Cordero
  • Travis Lakins

10. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agents

  • Don Straily
  • Keone Kela
  • Jeurys Familia
  • Zach Davies

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