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The Big MLB Spring Training Release List

Opening Day is almost here, and 25-man rosters are being finalized.

Hanrahan is among those who have been released this spring.
Hanrahan is among those who have been released this spring.
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day is almost here and teams have started finalizing their 25-man rosters. Younger prospects are earning spots on some squads, and as a result, veterans are being released. Several players have been released since the start of Spring Training. Here is the breakdown:

The List:

3/4

Tigers release P Joel Hanrahan

3/15

Diamondbacks release OF Ben Francisco

3/16

Orioles release LHP Mark Hendrickson

3/17

Nationals release LF Jeff Kobernus

Rangers release LHP Michael Kirkman

3/18

Rangers release LHP Scott Cousins

Rockies release LHP Buddy Boshers

3/19

Braves release RHP Jose Veras

3/21

Diamondbacks release RHP Stew Brase and 3B Shayne Houck

3/22

Rockies release RHP Jhoulys Chacin

3/23

Nationals release RHP Heath Bell

Rangers release LHP Joe Beimel

Reds release LHP Jose Mijares

3/24

Rangers release LHP Efrain Nieves

Indians release 1B Jerrud Sabourin

3/25

Pirates release RHP Chris Peacock

3/26

Rockies release LF Brian Humphries

Rockies release OF Jared Simon

Marlins release 2B Alfredo Lopez

Rockies release IF Matt Wessinger

Rays release LF James Harris

Cubs release LHP Jeff Lorick

Yankees release RHP Jared Burton

Red Sox release RHP Mitchell Boggs

3/27

Tigers release RHP Luke Putkonen

3/28

Angels release RHP Matt Lindstrom

Rangers release RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo

Rangers release RF Nate Schierholtz

Cubs release LHP Felix Doubront

3/29

Yankees release RHP Scott Baker

Brewers release RHP Chris Perez

Braves release LHP James Russell

Royals release 2B Ryan Roberts

3/30

Rangers release LF Ryan Ludwick

Red Sox release RHP Deryk Hooker

Rangers release  RHP Mark Rogers

White Sox release LHP Joe Savery

Diamondbacks release RHP Jeremy Accardo

Blue Jays release 2B Ramon Santiago

Diamondbacks release IF Ryan Court

Marlins release SS Yosmany Guerra

Twins release catcher Matt Koch

Phillies release RHP Jordan Guth

Royals release 1B Mark Threlkeld

Twins release C Kyle Knudson

Twins release RF Mike Kvasnicka

Indians release LHP Scott Downs

Mariners release RHP Kevin Correia

Reds release LHP Paul Maholm

Braves release C Yenier Bello

Rangers release RHP Mitch Atkins

3/31

Royals release 2B Rafael Furcal

Mariners release RF Endy Chavez

Red Sox release RHP Felipe Paulino

Marlins release RHP Nick Masset

4/1

Nationals release Kevin Frandsen

A handful of these current free agents could be signed by teams seeking depth heading into 2015, however most will likely receive minor league contracts. Pitching depth is always key, and there are a handful of experienced arms that could be signed before next week.