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  • The list below is of players who were recently released from a Major League organization and who subsequently became free agents. The list includes minor leaguers but they can be filtered out with the MLB toggle button.
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    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-09-29Riley Palmer3BBaltimore OriolesA6-4215L-R24.319BAL: 2014-31-931Activated from disabled list (2015-08-07) 
    2016-05-27Eric FornataroPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1217R-R28.146SLN: 2008-6-185Assigned to Bowie (AA) (2016-05-03) 
    2016-05-27Slade HeathcottOFNew York YankeesMLB6-1190L-L25.241NYA: 2009-1-29DL-7 Injured (2016-05-13) 
    2016-05-26Jim MillerPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-1200R-R34.028COL: 2004-8-230Assigned to Helena (Rk) (2016-05-11) 
    2016-05-26Travis Ishikawa1BChicago White SoxMLB6-3190L-L32.245SFN: 2002-21-637Assigned to Charlotte (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-26Michael JensenPChicago CubsAA6-1185R-R25.167CHN: 2011-26-789Activated from disabled list (2016-05-04) 
    2016-05-25Jimmy BoscoOFBaltimore OriolesA+5-10180L-R25.004SLN: 2013-13-395Assigned to Frederick (A+) (2016-05-12) 
    2016-05-24Clint BarmesSSKansas City RoyalsMLB6-1190R-R37.079COL: 2000-10-287Assigned to Omaha (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-24Shane VictorinoRFChicago CubsMLB5-9160R-R35.175LAN: 1999-6-194Placed on temporary inactive list (2016-05-20) 
    2016-05-24Nate SchierholtzRFDetroit TigersMLB6-2215L-R32.099SFN: 2003-2-63Assigned to Toledo (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-24David AardsmaPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-5200R-R34.148SFN: 2003-1-22Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2016-04-08) 
    2016-05-24Erik KratzCHouston AstrosMLB6-4240R-R35.343TOR: 2002-29-866Designated for Assignment (2016-05-17)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-05-24Steve RodriguezCAtlanta BravesMLB6-1185L-R26.136ARI: 2011-15-454Activated from disabled list (2015-06-25) 
    2016-05-24Steven Tolleson2B-SSBaltimore OriolesMLB5-10180R-R32.205MIN: 2005-5-165DL-7 Injured (2016-05-07)Assigned to Omaha (AAA) by Kansas City Royals
    2016-05-22Felipe PaulinoPCleveland IndiansMLB6-2180R-R32.230UDFAActivated from disabled list (2016-05-01) 
    2016-05-22Mike KickhamPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-4205R-R27.161DET: 2011-33-1007Activated from disabled list (2016-04-15) 
    2016-05-22Yuniel RamirezOFMiami MarlinsA+6-1215R-R27.151UDFAAssigned to Jupiter (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-22Eric KarchPPittsburgh PiratesA6-2200R-R24.220PIT: 2014-22-671Assigned to West Virginia (A) (2016-04-13) 
    2016-05-21Sean BurnettPAtlanta BravesMLB6-1176L-L33.246PIT: 2000-1-19Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA) (2016-05-03)Signed to Minor League Contract by Minnesota Twins
    2016-05-21Carlos CorporanCTampa Bay RaysMLB6-3210B-R32.135MIL: 2003-12-339Assigned to Durham (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2016-05-21Ryan ArrowoodPColorado RockiesAAA6-3180R-R25.270COL: 2012-28-858Reinstated to active roster (2016-05-12) 
    2016-05-21Seth SimmonsPArizona DiamondbacksAAA5-8146R-R27.341ARI: 2011-40-1204Assigned to Mobile (AA) (2016-04-30) 
    2016-05-20Austin CousinoOFSeattle MarinersA+5-10178L-L23.033SEA: 2014-3-80Assigned to Clinton (A) (2016-05-06) 
    2016-05-20Ben GuezOFMilwaukee BrewersAAA5-11180R-R29.116DET: 2008-19-583Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) (2016-04-15) 
    2016-05-20Alejandro ArteagaPPhiladelphia PhilliesA+6-2176R-R22.020UDFAAssigned to Lakewood (A) (2016-04-07) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-05-20Ryan DentOF-2BChicago CubsAAA6-0190R-R27.066BOS: 2007-1-62Assigned to Tennessee (AA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-19Jared MitchellOFNew York YankeesAAA6-0190L-L27.218CHA: 2009-1-23Assigned to Trenton (AA) (2016-04-16) 
    2016-05-19Humberto QuinteroCDetroit TigersMLB6-1190R-R36.291UDFAAssigned to Toledo (AAA) (2016-04-20) 
    2016-05-18Neal CottsPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2200L-L36.054OAK: 2001-2-69Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by New York Yankees
    2016-05-18Ed Lucas3B-2BSeattle MarinersMLB6-4205R-R33.362KCA: 2004-8-235Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Arizona Diamondbacks
    2016-05-17J.P. ArencibiaCPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-1210R-R30.132TOR: 2007-1-21Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) (2016-04-08)Signed to Minor League Contract by Tampa Bay Rays
    2016-05-17Alfredo MarteRF-OFPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-1170R-R27.047UDFAAssigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) (2016-04-19) 
    2016-05-17Brian DuensingPKansas City RoyalsMLB5-11195L-L33.084MIN: 2005-3-84Assigned to Omaha (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Baltimore Orioles
    2016-05-17Cody Decker1BColorado RockiesMLB5-11215R-R29.120SDN: 2009-22-654Traded from Royals to Rockies for cash considerations (2016-04-21) 
    2016-05-17Lucas HarrellPDetroit TigersMLB6-2200B-R30.348CHA: 2004-4-119Assigned to Erie (AA) (2016-04-27)Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    2016-05-16David HuffPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-2185B-L31.267CLE: 2006-1-39Assigned to Omaha (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-05-16Anthony GiansantiOFChicago CubsAAA5-10180R-R27.230OAK: 2009-49-1473Activated from disabled list (2015-08-15) 
    2016-05-15Gage SmithPDetroit TigersA+6-1190R-R25.091DET: 2014-25-760Assigned to Lakeland (A+) (2015-08-21)Assigned to Brevard County (A+) by Milwaukee Brewers
    2016-05-15Michael McKenryCTexas RangersMLB5-9210R-R31.072COL: 2006-7-198Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) (2016-04-19)Assigned to Memphis (AAA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    2016-05-15Ryan LavarnwayCAtlanta BravesMLB6-4225R-R28.282BOS: 2008-6-202Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA) (2016-04-07)Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-05-14John DanksPChicago White SoxMLB6-2190L-L31.029TEX: 2003-1-9Designated for Assignment (2016-05-06) 
    2016-05-14Brett DoeIF-CMinnesota TwinsAAA5-11185R-R25.336MIN: 2014-38-1130Assigned to Rochester (AAA) (2016-05-06) 
    2016-05-14Jimmy PickensOF-CCincinnati RedsA+6-1215L-R24.057CIN: 2014-15-455Assigned to Daytona (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-13Mitch GuellerPPhiladelphia PhilliesA6-3205R-R22.184PHI: 2012-1-54Assigned to Lakewood (A) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-13Anthony SequeiraIFPhiladelphia PhilliesA6-6235L-R23.239PHI: 2015-23-684Assigned to Lakewood (A) (2016-04-29) 
    2016-05-13Brian LoconsolePLos Angeles AngelsA+6-2190R-R25.276ANA: 2013-20-607Assigned to Inland Empire (A+) (2015-08-27) 
    2016-05-13Edwar CabreraPHouston AstrosMLB6-0160L-L28.206UDFAAssigned to Fresno (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-11Tyler IhrigPChicago CubsAAA6-0185L-L24.237CHN: 2013-23-678Activated from disabled list (2016-05-03) 
    2016-05-11Dustin RichardsonPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-5195L-L32.123BOS: 2006-5-163Assigned to Tulsa (AA) (2016-04-11) 
    2016-05-10Michael CrottaPDetroit TigersMLB6-6210R-R31.228PIT: 2006-17-500Assigned to Erie (AA) (2016-05-01) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-05-08Michael BournCFToronto Blue JaysMLB5-11180L-R33.132PHI: 2003-4-115Assigned to Dunedin (A+) (2016-04-23)Signed to Minor League Contract by Arizona Diamondbacks
    2016-05-08Greg ReynoldsPSan Diego PadresMLB6-7225R-R30.309COL: 2006-1-2Assigned to El Paso (AAA) (2016-04-11) 
    2016-05-07Tommy FieldSS-2BDetroit TigersMLB5-10180R-R29.074COL: 2008-24-737Assigned to Toledo (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Minnesota Twins
    2016-05-06Cesar CabralPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3175L-L27.084UDFAAssigned to Bowie (AA) (2016-05-02) 
    2016-05-06Red PattersonPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3205R-R28.361LAN: 2010-29-892Activated from disabled list (2016-05-03) 
    2016-05-06Willy ParedesPDetroit TigersAAA6-3180R-R27.093UDFAAssigned to Lakeland (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-06Nick SarianidesPArizona DiamondbacksAA6-1195R-R26.250CLE: 2009-28-845Assigned to Mobile (AA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-06Ian TompkinsPKansas City RoyalsA+6-1197L-L22.225KCA: 2014-14-423Assigned to Wilmington (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-06Trever AllenOF-PLos Angeles AngelsA+5-11189R-R24.203ANA: 2015-25-765Assigned to Inland Empire (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-05Scott RicePArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-6217L-L34.226BAL: 1999-1-44Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-04Drew StubbsRFAtlanta BravesMLB6-5190R-R31.212CIN: 2006-1-8Designated for Assignment (2016-05-03)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by Texas Rangers
    2016-05-04Brody GreerPArizona DiamondbacksA6-1175R-R24.355UDFAAssigned to Kane County (A) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-04Dale ThayerPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0190R-R35.138CHN: 1999-47-1404Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-03Cory MazzoniPSan Diego PadresMLB6-1189R-R26.196NYN: 2011-2-71Designated for Assignment (2016-04-27)Signed to Minor League Contract by San Diego Padres
    2016-05-03Scott BrattvetPCincinnati RedsAAA6-1190R-R24.287CIN: 2013-8-255Assigned to Daytona (A+) (2015-06-26) 
    2016-05-03Sasha KuebelPSt. Louis CardinalsA6-1196R-L23.305SLN: 2014-38-1155Assigned to Peoria (A) (2015-08-27) 
    2016-05-02Sean BurnettPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-1176L-L33.227PIT: 2000-1-19Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-11)Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    2016-04-30Heri QuevedoPBoston Red SoxAA6-2211R-R25.327UDFAAssigned to Portland (AA) (2016-04-15) 
    2016-04-30Anthony GallasOFCleveland IndiansAAA6-2215R-R28.138UDFAActivated from disabled list (2016-04-23) 
    2016-04-29Cody BuckelPTexas RangersAA6-0170R-R23.315TEX: 2010-2-72Reinstated to active roster (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-28Terry DoylePBaltimore OriolesAAA6-4225R-R30.177CHA: 2008-37-1110Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) (2016-04-16) 
    2016-04-27Jonathan PettibonePChicago CubsMLB6-5200L-R25.282PHI: 2008-3-110DL-7 Injured (2016-04-19) 
    2016-04-27Loek Van MilPMinnesota TwinsAAA7-1245R-R31.224UDFAAssigned to Rochester (AAA) (2015-09-01) 
    2016-04-27Bryton TrepagnierPAtlanta BravesAA6-5180R-R24.222PIT: 2010-41-1227Activated from disabled list (2016-04-19) 
    2016-04-27Michael DannerOFChicago White SoxA+5-10186L-R24.222CHA: 2014-34-1008Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+) (2015-07-25) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-04-27Antoan RichardsonOFPittsburgh PiratesMLB5-8165B-R32.202SFN: 2005-35-1062Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA) (2016-04-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Dodgers
    2016-04-26David MurphyLFMinnesota TwinsMLB6-3195L-L34.190BOS: 2003-1-17Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-15)Announced retirement
    2016-04-26Brett LeePMinnesota TwinsAA6-4185L-L25.218MIN: 2011-10-328Assigned to Chattanooga (AA) (2015-06-02)Assigned to Biloxi (AA) by Milwaukee Brewers
    2016-04-25Ryan MattheusPCincinnati RedsMLB6-3215R-R32.167COL: 2003-19-557Assigned to Louisville (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-23Scott De Jong1BLos Angeles DodgersA6-4235R-R22.362LAN: 2014-32-969Assigned to Ogden (Rk) (2015-06-18) 
    2016-04-23Devonte GermanPHouston AstrosA6-5240R-R21.191HOU: 2013-11-317Assigned to Greeneville (Rk) (2014-06-19) 
    2016-04-22Nate Freiman1BSan Diego PadresMLB6-7240R-R29.112SDN: 2009-8-234Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) (2011-04-03)Signed to Minor League Contract by Boston Red Sox
    2016-04-21Robert FishPWashington NationalsAAA6-2215L-L28.093ANA: 2006-6-192Assigned to Harrisburg (AA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-20Paul SmythPArizona DiamondbacksAAA5-11210R-R29.019OAK: 2009-35-1053Activated from disabled list (2016-04-18) 
    2016-04-19Burke BadenhopPTexas RangersMLB6-5220R-R33.070DET: 2005-19-570Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) (2016-04-13) 
    2016-04-19Omar CottoOF-2BMilwaukee BrewersA5-11180B-R24.051TOR: 2010-12-366Assignment Unknown (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-19Milan PostCMilwaukee BrewersRk6-1185R-R22.028UDFAAssigned to Helena (Rk) (2015-06-18) 
    2016-04-19Luis LaraCKansas City RoyalsRk5-11188R-R21.075UDFAAssigned to Idaho Falls (Rk) (2015-08-06) 
    2016-04-19Jose FernandezOFCincinnati RedsRk6-2175R-R22.142UDFAActivated from DL (2015-10-17) 
    2016-04-19Sean Buckley1BCincinnati RedsAAA6-4205R-R26.228CIN: 2011-6-205Assignment Unknown (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-19Eric FornataroPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1217R-R28.108SLN: 2008-6-185Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-08)Assigned to Bowie (AA) by Baltimore Orioles
    2016-04-19Humberto QuinteroCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190R-R36.261UDFAAssigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2016-04-08)Signed to Minor League Contract by Detroit Tigers
    2016-04-17Todd RedmondPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3215R-R30.335PIT: 2004-39-1162Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-12Hunter BrothersPColorado RockiesRk6-1200R-R24.114COL: 2014-30-893Signed out of draft (Lipscomb) (2014-06-17) 
    2016-04-12Grant Fink1BCleveland IndiansA6-3210R-R25.119CLE: 2013-23-681Activated from disabled list (2015-08-06) 
    2016-04-12Beamer WeemsSSCincinnati RedsAAA5-10180B-R28.259SDN: 2008-8-255Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-01-14) 
    2016-04-12Allan BencidCBaltimore OriolesRk6-1190R-R23.255UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk) (2015-06-23) 
    2016-04-12Kevin GrendellPBaltimore OriolesA6-2185L-L22.233BAL: 2012-11-342Assigned to Aberdeen (A-) (2015-06-19)Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-04-12Josh WalkerPBaltimore OriolesA+6-2180R-R24.116BAL: 2014-22-661Assigned to Frederick (A+) (2015-08-29) 
    2016-04-12Kevin ReiherCAtlanta BravesRk5-10190R-R21.323ATL: 2014-24-733Activated from DL (2015-10-17) 


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