The deadline to offer a contract to players eligible for arbitration is tonight at 7pm Central. Here’s a look at the players from National League teams not signed up today. This post will be updated as more decisions are revealed. All players who are not signed up will go directly to a free desk
MLBTR staffer Matt Swartz last month predicted salaries for all arb-eligible players.
- The Red have non-procured right Daniel Duarte and minor league outfielder Alan Cerda, taking both off the 40-man roster. Neither was eligible for arbitration, but Cincinnati will send both to free agency without having to place either one at bay. Duarte made three relief appearances this year, his first as a major leaguer. Cerda, 23 next month, has yet to reach the majors. He hit .198/.350/.401 in 257 at bats in Double-A. Cincinnati also announced that six players were designated for assignment earlier this week – Aristides Aquinas, Jared Solomon, Kyle Dowdy, Derek Wet, Art Warren and Jeff Hoffman – were all released. Both Duarte and Cerda have already agreed to re-sign with Cincinnati on minor league deals, MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports (Twitter link).
- The Brave cleared a pair of 40-man roster spots by non-enrolling minor league pitchers Brooks Wilson and Alan Rangel. Rangel spent most of last season in Double-A, while Wilson didn’t pitch in 2022. Atlanta also announced that three players were unsigned earlier this week — Guillermo Heredia, Jackson Stephens and Silvino Bracho – have been released.
- The Giants have non-offered relievers Mauricio Llovera and Alex Young and infielder Donov Walton, freeing up three spots on the 40-man roster. Acquired from the Mariners midway through the season, Walton hit .158/.179/.303 in 24 games with San Francisco. Young made 24 appearances after his contract was bought from the Guardians. Llovera threw 17 throws after signing a minor league-deal last season. In addition, San Francisco did not offer seven players who were designated for assignment earlier this week: Drew Strotman, Meibrys Viloria, Colton Welker, Jarlin Garcia, Dom Nunez, Sam Delaplane and Jason Vosler.
- The Pirates non-recommended lefty Manny Banuelos and catcher Tyler Heinemann. Both were assigned for an assignment earlier this week.
- The Diamond backs non-recommended right Reyes Moronta, the team announced. The reliever posted a 4.50 ERA in 17 appearances with the Snakes after being claimed off waivers by the Dodgers.
- The Padres announced that they have released the catcher George Alfaro rightly so Efrain Contreras. Alfaro had expected a salary of $3.6 million this season, a hefty sum after a season of .246/.285/.383. Contreras has not pitched in the majors; he had a rough year in High-A and loses his 40-man spot as a result.
- The Cubs have a non-tendered midfielder Raphael Ortegaas well as minor league pitchers Brailyn Marquez and Alexander Vizcaino. Ortega has seen quite a bit of action over the past two years and had a respectable .241/.331/.358 line through 371 at bats last season. Nevertheless, the Cubs opted for a salary of $1.7 million for next year. Marquez has been a top player, but has struggled with injury problems in recent years. Vizcaino was part of the Anthony Rizzo traded with the Yankees, but did not pitch in the minors this year.
- The Nationals non-recommended right Tommy Romero. He was assigned for an assignment earlier this week. Washington confirmed the previously reported decisions to waive Luke Voit and Eric Fedde.
- The Brewers cut right handed Trevor Gott, Jandel Gustavus and Luis Perdomo. All three were part of Milwaukee’s middle innings mix, with Gustave’s 45 appearances being the most in that group. Gott had a 4.15 ERA over 45 2/3 innings after signing a free agent contract in the last off-season.
- The rockies uncredited infielder/outfielder Garrett Hampton, the club announced. The 28-year-old was projected for a salary of $2.1 million. Hampson is a speed demon with the ability to play anywhere in the middle, but has yet to strike at the major league level. He comes out a .211/.287/.307 and shows 226 at bats.
- The Mets announced that they have not sacrificed Sean Reid Foley and confirmed that they are releasing Dominic Smith, whose non-tender was previously reported. This year, Reid-Foley made seven MLB appearances and threw 10 innings of relief.
- The evaders have a non-contracted infielder Edwin Rios and utility company Luke Williams, according to a club announcement. Los Angeles also confirmed the previously reported non-tender of former MVP Cody Bellinger. Rios has shown some offensive promise in the past and has a line of .212/.299/.492 in 112 big league-games. He missed much of last season with a hamstring injury. Williams was recently claimed off waivers from the Marlins; the Dodgers could try to bring him back for a minor league deal.