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11/02/2010 9:46 AM ET
142 players become free agents under Article XX B of the Basic Agreement

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- On Monday, following the final out of the 2010 World Series, the below 142 players became free agents pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement.

Per recent changes to the free agent provisions of the Basic Agreement, the exclusive negotiating period for free agents and their current clubs has been shortened to five days (from 15 days). Beginning the sixth day, free-agent players are eligible to negotiate and sign with any club.

PLAYER/POSITION/TEAM

Glaus, Troy /1B/ATL
Hinske, Eric/OF/ATL
Lee, Derrek/1B/ATL
Benson, Kris/SP/ARI
Hampton, Mike/SP/AARI
Heilman, Aaron/RP/ARI
Lopez, Rodrigo/SP/ARI
Webb, Brandon/SP/ARI
Izturis, Cesar/SS/BAL
Lugo, Julio/2B/BAL
Millwood, Kevin/SP/BAL
Patterson, Corey/OF/BAL
Uehara, Koji*/RP/BAL
Wigginton, Ty/1B/BAL
Lowell, Mike/1B/BOS
Martinez, Victor/C/BOS
Varitek, Jason/C/BOS
Nady, Xavier/OF/CHC
Bloomquist, Willie/OF/CIN
Cairo, Miguel/3B/CIN
Edmonds, Jim/OF/CIN
Hernandez, Ramon J./C/CIN
Lincoln, Michael/RP/CIN
Rhodes, Arthur/RP/CIN
Springer, Russ/RP/CIN
Beimel, Joe/RP/COL
de la Rosa, Jorge/SP/COL
Dotel, Octavio/RP/COL
Giambi, Jason/1B/COL
Mora, Melvin/3B/COL
Payton, Jay/OF/COL
Garcia, Freddy Antonio/SP/CWS
Jones, Andruw/OF/CWS
Konerko, Paul/1B/CWS
Kotsay, Mark/DH/CWS
Pierzynski, A.J./C/CWS
Putz, J.J./RP/CWS
Ramirez, Manny/OF/CWS
Vizquel, Omar/3B/CWS
Bonderman, Jeremy/SP/DET
Damon, Johnny/DH/DET
Laird, Gerald/C/DET
Ordonez, Magglio/OF/DET
Seay, Bobby/RP/DET
Ohman, Will/RP/FLA
Sosa, Jorge/RP/FLA
Tracy, Chad/3B/FLA
Blum, Geoff/SS/HOU
Moehler, Brian/RP/HOU
Chen, Bruce/SP/KC
Matsui, Hideki/DH/LAA
Shields, Scot/RP/LAA
Ausmus, Brad/C/LAD
Barajas, Rod/C/LAD
Gibbons, Jay/OF/LAD
Johnson, Reed/OF/LAD
Kuroda, Hiroki*/SP/LAD
Padilla, Vicente/SP/LAD
Weaver, Jeff/RP/LAD
Bush, David/SP/MIL
Capuano, Chris/SP/MIL
Counsell, Craig/SS/MIL
Crain, Jesse/RP/MIN
Flores, Randy/RP/MIN
Fuentes, Brian/RP/MIN
Guerrier, Matt/RP/MIN
Hudson, Orlando/2B/MIN
Mahay, Ron/RP/MIN
Pavano, Carl/SP/MIN
Punto, Nick/3B/MIN
Rauch, Jon/RP/MIN
Thome, Jim/DH/MIN
Blanco, Henry/C/NYM
Dessens, Elmer/RP/NYM
Escobar, Kelvim/RP/NYM
Feliciano, Pedro/RP/NYM
Tatis, Fernando/1B/NYM
Berkman, Lance/1B/NYY
Jeter, Derek/SS/NYY
Johnson, Nick/DH/NYY
Kearns, Austin/OF/NYY
Moeller, Chad/C/NYY
Pettitte, Andy/SP/NYY
Rivera, Mariano/RP/NYY
Thames, Marcus/OF/NYY
Vazquez, Javier/SP/NYY
Wood, Kerry/RP/NYY
Duchscherer, Justin/SP/OAK
Sheets, Ben/SP/OAK
Contreras, Jose/RP/PHI
Durbin, Chad/RP/PHI
Romero, J.C.RP/PHI
Sweeney, Mike/DH/PHI
Werth, Jayson/OF/PHI
Park, Chan Ho/RP/PIT
Correia, Kevin/SP/SD
Eckstein, David/2B/SD
Hairston Jr, Jerry/SS/SD
Stairs, Matt/OF/SD
Tejada, Miguel/3B/SD
Torrealba, Yorvit/C/SD
Bard, Josh/C/SEA
Woodward, Chris/SS/SEA
Wright, Jamey/RP/SEA
Burrell, Pat/OF/SF
Guillen, Jose/DH/SF
Huff, Aubrey/1B/SF
Mota, Guillermo/RP/SF
Uribe, Juan/SS/SF
Feliz, Pedro/3B/STL
LaRue, Jason/C/STL
MacDougal, Mike/RP/STL
Miles, Aaron/2B/STL
Penny, Brad/SP/STL
Reyes, Dennys/RP/STL
Suppan, Jeff/RP/STL
Westbrook, Jake/SP/STL
Winn, Randy/OF/STL
Baldelli, Rocco/OF/TB
Balfour, Grant/RP/TB
Benoit, Joaquin/RP/TB
Choate, Randy/RP/TB
Crawford, Carl/OF/TB
Hawpe, Brad/OF/TB
Kapler, Gabe/OF/TB
Pena, Carlos/1B/TB
Qualls, Chad/RP/TB
Soriano, Rafael/RP/TB
Cantu, Jorge/3B/TEX
Francisco, Frank/RP/TEX
Guzman, Cristian/2B/TEX
Lee, Cliff/SP/TEX
Molina, Bengie/C/TEX
Treanor, Matt/c/TEX
Buck, John/C/TOR
Downs, Scott/RP/TOR
Frasor, Jason/RP/TOR
Overbay, Lyle/1B/TOR
Batista, Miguel/RP/WAS
Dunn, Adam/1B/WAS
Harris, Willie/OF/WAS
Mench, Kevin/OF/WAS

* Free agent per contract provision in his UPC

The following 19 players have become free agents per the option provisions in their UPCs, bringing the total number of free agent players to 161. (Updated 11/04/10)

Ankiel, Rick/ATL, 11/2
Farnsworth, Kyle/ATL, 11/2
LaRoche, Adam/ARI, 11/2
Hendrickson, Mark/BAL, 11/2
Beltre, Adrian/BOS, 11/2
Harang, Aaron/CIN, 11/3
Cabrera, Orlando/CIN, 11/2
Francis, Jeff/COL, 11/3
Peralta, Jhonny/DET, 11/2
Davis, Doug/MIL, 11/2
Hoffman, Trevor/MIL, 11/2
Zaun, Gregg/MIL, 11/2
Chavez, Eric/OAK, 11/3
Garland, Jon/SD, 11/2
Young, Chris/SD, 11/3
Bedard, Erik/SEA, 11/3
Branyan, Russ/SEA, 11/3
Wheeler, Daniel/TB, 11/3
Kennedy, Adam/WAS, 11/3

The following seven players have become free agents, after contractual options were not exercised, bringing the total number of free agent players to 168. (Updated 11/05/10)

Hall, Bill/BOS, 11/4
Lopez, Felipe/BOS, 11/4
Podsednik, Scott/LAD, 11/4
Renteria, Edgar/SF,11/4
Guerrero, Vladimir/TEX, 11/4
Gregg, Kevin/TOR, 11/4
Olivo, Miguel/TOR, 11/4

Additionally, the following players remain eligible for free agency pending the option provisions of their UPCs. (Updated 11/05/10)

Ortiz, David/DH/BOS
Ramirez, Aramis/3B/CHC

Each of the following free agents accepted his club's offer of salary arbitration. (Updated 12/01/10)

Francisco, Frank/RP/TEX
Frasor, Jason/RP/TOR