We will keep this intro short, but sweet. In the coming days, there are going to be a lot of moves being made in advance of free agency from opt outs, options being picked up or declined, and qualifying offers. We will still be providing coverage of all of the big moves, but there are going to be some that just want to keep track of what is going on with their favorite team, around the division, or they just want to get the most complete picture of who is going to be a free agent and who isn’t.
Fortunately, we have you covered. Below is a list of every team in Major League Baseball along with the moves they have made during this window. This will be updated as moves happen and if you see a move that has been made that isn’t on this list, post it in the comments along with a link to the source of the information. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
- The Braves will not give Nick Markakis a qualifying offer for 2019.
New York Mets
- The Nationals have exercised their option for Sean Doolittle
- The Nationals have extended a qualifying offer to Bryce Harper.
- The Cubs have exercised their option on Pedro Strop
- The Pirates declined their option for Josh Harrison
- The Pirates declined their option for Jung Ho Kang
St. Louis Cardinals
- The Diamondbacks have exercised their option for Paul Goldschmidt
- The Diamondbacks have extended qualifying offers to Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock
Los Angeles Dodgers
- Rather than picking up his $6 million option for 2019, the Dodgers gave David Freese a new one-year deal that will pay him a total of $5 million — a $4.5 million base salary plus the $500,000 buyout of his declined 2019 option.
- Clayton Kershaw will not opt out of his deal with the Dodgers and received a one year extension on his current deal which will keep him with the Dodgers through 2021.
- The Dodgers have extended a qualifying offer to Hyun-Jin Ryu.
- The Dodgers have extended a qualifying offer to Yasmani Grandal.
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
- The Giants exercised their options for both Madison Bumgarner and Pablo Sandoval
Boston Red Sox
- The Boston Red Sox made the easiest decision they will make all year when they exercised their option for Chris Sale.
- David Price did not opt out of his contract with the Boston Red Sox.
- The Red Sox have extended a qualifying offer to Craig Kimbrel.
New York Yankees
- The Yankees declined Brett Gardner’s $12.5 million option, then promptly re-signed him to a one-year, $7.5 million deal.
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
- The Blue Jays exercised their option on Justin Smoak
Chicago White Sox
- The White Sox exercised their option on Nate Jones
- The White Sox declined their option on James Shields ($2 million buyout)
- The Indians exercised their option on Carlos Carrasco
- The Indians declined their option on Brandon Guyer ($250K buyout)
Kansas City Royals
- The Royals declined their option for Jason Hammel
- The Royals and Wily Peralta reached agreement on a deal that cancels out his team option for 2019. He’ll receive a $2.25 million base salary for next season with a $7 million mutual option ($1 million buyout) in 2020.
- The Twins declined the options on Ervin Santana and Logan Morrison
- The Astros extended a qualifying offer to Dallas Keuchel
- The Astros are not currently planning on extending a qualifying offer to Marwin Gonzalez
- The Astros have declined their club option on Brian McCann
- The Astros did not extend a qualifying offer to Charlie Morton
Los Angeles Angels
- The Angels have claimed Austin Brice off of waivers
- The Athletics have picked up Fernando Rodney’s $4.25 million option
- Erasmo Ramirez and Nick Vincent have been outrighted off of the Mariners roster and will become free agents.
- Elvis Andrus will not opt out of his contract with the Rangers