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Non-Tenders In the National League

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The deadline for teams to tender contracts to players has passed, leaving a number of players looking for new deals. Here, we take a look at the newest free agents from the National Leauge

Patrick McDermott

Last night was the deadline for teams to tender contracts and this morning, the free agent pool has gotten a bit deeper. Here is a look at the non-tendered players in the National League.

Chicago Cubs: Third baseman Ian Stewart, reliever Jaye Chapman and reliever Zach Putnam

Atlanta Braves: starter Jair Jurrjens and reliever Peter Moylan

Milwaukee Brewers: starter/reliever Manny Parra

Arizona Diamondbacks: catcher Wil Nieves

New York Mets: starter Mike Pelfrey, reliever Manny Acosta and center fielder Andres Torres

San Diego Padres: minor league starter Juan Oramas

Pittsburgh Pirates: starter Jeff Karstens

Philadelphia Phillies: outfielder Nate Schierholtz

Cincinnati Reds: Denis Phipps and Kris Negron. Cincinnati re-signed both players on minor league contracts following the non-tender deadline.

Washington Nationals: starter John Lannan, reliever Tom Gorzelanny and catcher Jesus Flores

These players are now free agents and can sign with any club, including the team that non-tendered them. While many of these decisions represent teams cutting ties with spare parts or under performers, many players will likely be retained by their original team, either on a minor league contract (as Phipps and Negron have already done) or at a price below their expected arbitration rate. Several players, like former Braves starter Jair Jurrjens and ex-Nationals John Lannan and Tom Gorzelanny, will certainly draw some interest from teams this off-season.

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