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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) 
    2016-09-22Chien-Ming WangPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-3230R-R36.175UDFAActivated from DL and designated for assignment (2016-09-17) 
    2016-09-21Robert AndinoSSMiami MarlinsMLB6-0170R-R32.149FLO: 2002-2-52Designated for Assignment (2016-09-15) 
    2016-09-14Reymond FuentesOFKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0160L-L25.214BOS: 2009-1-28Designated for Assignment (2016-09-06) 
    2016-09-12Quintin BerryOFToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1165L-L31.295PHI: 2006-5-157Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-09-01) 
    2016-09-11Ryan WebbPChicago White SoxMLB6-6190R-R30.218OAK: 2004-4-127DL-7 Injured (2016-07-23) 
    2016-09-11Billy ButlerDHOakland AthleticsMLB6-2225R-R30.146KCA: 2004-1-14Activated from DL (2016-08-29)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by New York Yankees
    2016-09-08Dean Anna2B-SSSt. Louis CardinalsMLB5-11180L-R29.288SDN: 2008-26-795Designated for Assignment (2016-09-04) 
    2016-09-04Andre RienzoPMiami MarlinsMLB6-3160R-R28.091UDFAAssigned to New Orleans (AAA) (2016-08-05) 
    2016-09-04Alexei RamirezSS-3BSan Diego PadresMLB6-3185R-R34.347UDFASigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($3m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 @$4m (2016-01-22)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by Tampa Bay Rays
    2016-09-02Matt WestPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-1200R-R27.285TEX: 2007-2-80Activated from disabled list (2016-06-05) 
    2016-09-02Randy ChoatePLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3180L-L40.363NYA: 1997-5-169Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA) (2016-07-23) 
    2016-08-30C.J. RiefenhauserPChicago CubsMLB6-0180L-L26.212TBA: 2010-20-611DL-7 Injured (2016-08-13) 
    2016-08-30Josh TholeCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190L-R29.306NYN: 2005-13-389Designated for Assignment (2016-08-28)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-08-29Ryan StephensOFColorado RockiesA+5-10165L-L24.054UDFAAssigned to Modesto (A+) (2016-08-06) 
    2016-08-29Chris LerouxPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-6210L-R32.137FLO: 2005-7-216Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2016-04-12) 
    2016-08-28Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay RaysMLB6-2180R-R29.302TBA: 2006-10-289DL-15 Left knee contusion (2016-08-06) 
    2016-08-27Shannon WilkersonOFMinnesota TwinsAAA6-0198R-R28.038BOS: 2009-8-258Assigned to Chattanooga (AA) (2016-04-08) 
    2016-08-25Tommy HunterPCleveland IndiansMLB6-3255R-R30.053TEX: 2007-1-54Assigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab (2016-08-14)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by Baltimore Orioles
    2016-08-24Jhohan AcevedoOFSt. Louis CardinalsAA6-1173R-R23.149UDFAAssigned to Springfield (AA) (2016-07-06) 
    2016-08-24Jeff HowellCTampa Bay RaysAAA6-0200R-R33.145KCA: 2005-10-292Assigned to Charlotte (A+) (2016-05-21) 
    2016-08-23Josh HamiltonRFTexas RangersMLB6-4240L-L35.094TBA: 1999-1-1Transferred to 60-day DL (2016-05-08) 
    2016-08-22David LoughRF-LFPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-0185L-L30.214KCA: 2007-11-336Activated from disabled list (2016-07-15)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2016-08-22Mike Aviles3B-SSAtlanta BravesMLB5-9195R-R35.162KCA: 2003-7-192Designated for Assignment (2016-08-17) 
    2016-08-21Bobby ParnellPDetroit TigersMLB6-3180R-R31.347NYN: 2005-9-269Designated for Assignment (2016-08-18) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-08-21Adolfi TelleriaPCincinnati RedsRk6-1170R-R22.131UDFAAssigned to AZL Reds (Rk) (2016-07-24) 
    2016-08-20Josh OutmanPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-1180L-L31.340PHI: 2005-10-307Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA) (2016-08-13) 
    2016-08-20George KottarasCAtlanta BravesMLB6-0180L-R33.096SDN: 2002-20-595Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-07-16) 
    2016-08-20Diego MorenoPNew York YankeesMLB6-1177R-R29.030UDFAAssigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) (2016-08-18) 
    2016-08-20Jason GurkaPColorado RockiesMLB6-0170L-L28.223BAL: 2008-15-446DL-7 Injured (2016-06-26) 
    2016-08-19Carlos GomezCFHouston AstrosMLB6-2170R-R30.258UDFADesignated for Assignment (2016-08-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Texas Rangers
    2016-08-19Quintin BerryOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-1165L-L31.271PHI: 2006-5-157Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-08-19Chad RogersPAtlanta BravesAAA5-11175R-R27.016CIN: 2010-28-847Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA) (2016-08-05) 
    2016-08-19Andrew ThurmanPAtlanta BravesAA6-3205R-R24.253HOU: 2013-2-40Activated from disabled list (2016-07-21) 
    2016-08-19Willie GabayPNew York YankeesA+6-0180R-R25.047TBA: 2012-15-482Assigned to Tampa (A+) (2016-06-25) 
    2016-08-18Danny Muno2BChicago White SoxMLB5-11170B-R27.190NYN: 2011-8-252Assigned to Charlotte (AAA) (2016-07-02)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2016-08-18Danry VasquezOFHouston AstrosAA6-3169L-R22.222UDFASuspended for charging the mound (2016-07-27) 
    2016-08-18Isaias TejedaCAtlanta BravesA+6-0195R-R24.295UDFAAssigned to Carolina (A+) (2016-06-23) 
    2016-08-17Josh MichalecPColorado RockiesA+6-2185R-R24.058COL: 2014-21-623Assigned to Grand Junction (Rk) (2016-08-08) 
    2016-08-17Gregor MoraPLos Angeles DodgersRk6-1185R-R20.355UDFAAssigned to Ogden (Rk) (2015-09-01)Assigned to Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk) by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-08-17Bobby StahelOFColorado RockiesA-5-10185R-R23.350COL: 2015-20-587Assigned to Boise (A-) (2016-06-19) 
    2016-08-17Kris GoodmanIFMiami MarlinsA6-1190R-R23.224MIA: 2015-32-956Assigned to Greensboro (A) (2016-07-29) 
    2016-08-17Martires AriasPSan Diego PadresA+6-7207R-R25.280UDFAAssigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-08-17Chris DenorfiaRF-LFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-1180R-R36.033CIN: 2002-19-555Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) (2016-06-30) 
    2016-08-16Omar Infante2BAtlanta BravesMLB5-9150R-R34.233UDFAAssigned to Gwinnett (AAA) (2016-07-06) 
    2016-08-15Jeff FerrellPDetroit TigersMLB6-3185R-R25.265DET: 2010-26-793Designated for Assignment (2016-08-09)Signed to Minor League Contract by Detroit Tigers
    2016-08-15Stephen McGeeCLos Angeles AngelsAAA6-2205R-R25.189ANA: 2013-9-277Assigned to Arkansas (AA) (2016-08-12)Assigned to New Orleans (AAA) by Miami Marlins
    2016-08-15Edwin FidelPHouston AstrosRk6-3200R-R21.244UDFAAssigned to GCL Astros (Rk) (2016-07-31) 
    2016-08-15Zach WaltersSSLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3195L-R26.344ARI: 2010-9-271Designated for Assignment (2016-08-14) 
    2016-08-14Cody HallPMiami MarlinsMLB6-4230R-R28.221SFN: 2011-19-597DL-7 Injured (2016-06-22) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-08-13Al AlburquerquePLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-0150R-R30.064UDFAOutrighted to minors (2016-08-09)Signed to Minor League Contract by Seattle Mariners
    2016-08-13Tom GorzelannyPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3200B-L34.032PIT: 2003-2-45Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-07-24) 
    2016-08-13Jonathan PapelbonPWashington NationalsMLB6-4220R-R35.263BOS: 2003-4-114Activated from DL (2016-07-05) 
    2016-08-13Alex Rodriguez3BNew York YankeesMLB6-3195R-R41.017SEA: 1993-1-1Activated from DL (2016-05-27) 
    2016-08-13Lendy CastilloPCleveland IndiansMLB6-1170B-R27.127UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2016-08-02) 
    2016-08-13Pedro CiriacoSSMiami MarlinsMLB6-0150R-R30.320UDFAAssigned to New Orleans (AAA) (2016-07-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Detroit Tigers
    2016-08-13Matthew SpannPWashington NationalsAAA6-7185L-L25.177TBA: 2010-25-761Assigned to Potomac (A+) (2016-04-29) 
    2016-08-13Joe ThatcherPCleveland IndiansMLB6-2203L-L35.125UDFAAssigned to Columbus (AAA) (2016-08-11)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    2016-08-12Matt ThorntonPSan Diego PadresMLB6-6220L-L39.331SEA: 1998-1-22Designated for Assignment (2016-08-06) 
    2016-08-11Ryan JacksonSSLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-3180R-R28.093SLN: 2009-5-159Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) (2016-05-21) 
    2016-08-11Samuel DedunoPNew York YankeesMLB6-1150R-R33.040UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2016-08-08) 
    2016-08-11Josh Thomas-DotsonOFNew York YankeesA-6-3230L-L31.315SDN: 2005-49-1465Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-06-20) 
    2016-08-10Raul NavarroSS-2BLos Angeles AngelsAAA5-11160R-R24.187UDFAAssigned to Arizona Angels (Rk) (2016-07-25) 
    2016-08-10Jimmy MoranPCincinnati RedsAAA6-1170R-R26.064CIN: 2011-18-565Assigned to Pensacola (AA) (2016-07-09)Assigned to Carolina (A+) by Atlanta Braves
    2016-08-10Buck Britton2B-OFMinnesota TwinsAAA6-1163L-R30.086BAL: 2008-35-1046Assigned to Rochester (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-08-10Hector Olivera2BSan Diego PadresMLB6-2163R-R31.127UDFAReinstated from restricted list and Designated for Assignment (2016-08-01) 
    2016-08-10Ike Davis1BNew York YankeesMLB6-4215L-L29.141NYN: 2008-1-18Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) (2016-06-27) 
    2016-08-10Edward MujicaPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-2180R-R32.092UDFAAssigned to Omaha (AAA) (2016-07-16)Signed to Minor League Contract by Minnesota Twins
    2016-08-09Darin MastroianniLF-OFMinnesota TwinsMLB5-11190R-R30.348TOR: 2007-16-505Assigned to Rochester (AAA) (2016-07-05)Signed to Minor League Contract by Texas Rangers
    2016-08-09Alex SmithPNew York YankeesAA6-3200R-R26.314UDFAAssigned to Trenton (AA) (2015-08-02)Assigned to Charlotte (A+) by Tampa Bay Rays
    2016-08-09Tanner MendoncaPChicago White SoxA6-4200R-R24.052MIN: 2013-17-500Assigned to Kannapolis (A) (2016-05-26) 
    2016-08-09Franklin MoralesPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-0170L-L30.197UDFADesignated for Assignment (2016-08-01) 
    2016-08-08Craig BreslowPTexas RangersMLB6-1180L-L36.000MIL: 2002-26-769Placed on temporary inactive list (2016-08-05) 
    2016-08-08Casey JanssenPBoston Red SoxMLB6-3190R-R34.325TOR: 2004-4-117Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) (2016-07-14) 
    2016-08-08Duke WelkerPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-7220L-R30.179PIT: 2007-2-68Assigned to San Jose (A+) (2016-08-03) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-08-08Derrick SylvesterPLos Angeles DodgersA+6-6200R-R25.111LAN: 2014-31-939Activated from disabled list (2016-08-05) 
    2016-08-07Josh CollmenterPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-4235R-R30.181ARI: 2007-15-463Designated for Assignment (2016-07-31)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    2016-08-07Tom LaynePBoston Red SoxMLB6-3185L-L31.278ARI: 2007-26-793Designated for Assignment (2016-08-03)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by New York Yankees
    2016-08-07Ariel PenaPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-3186R-R27.079UDFAActivated from disabled list (2016-08-05) 
    2016-08-07Juan GonzalezPSt. Louis CardinalsAAA6-2206R-R26.124UDFAAssigned to Memphis (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-08-07Chad OberackerOFArizona DiamondbacksAA5-11175L-L27.205OAK: 2011-25-766Assigned to Mobile (AA) (2016-08-03) 
    2016-08-06Andrew BaileyPPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-3220R-R32.067OAK: 2006-6-188Designated for Assignment (2016-08-03)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-08-06Brady ShoemakerLFChicago White SoxAAA6-0190R-R29.088CHA: 2009-19-583Assigned to Birmingham (AA) (2016-07-01) 
    2016-08-06Jorge MarbanPBoston Red SoxAAA6-1215R-R27.244UDFAAssigned to Salem (A+) (2016-07-03) 
    2016-08-06Adenson VerasteguiPDetroit TigersA+5-11205R-R23.168UDFAAssigned to West Michigan (A) (2016-06-24) 
    2016-08-06Jose FernandezSSAtlanta BravesA+6-1170R-R23.078UDFAActivated from disabled list (2016-06-23)Assigned to Palm Beach (A+) by St. Louis Cardinals
    2016-08-06Matt RaileyOFArizona DiamondbacksA5-11190L-L21.143ARI: 2014-3-89Assigned to Kane County (A) (2016-07-01) 
    2016-08-05Kuo Hua LoPMinnesota TwinsA5-10195R-R23.281UDFAAssigned to Cedar Rapids (A) (2016-05-25) 
    2016-08-05Zach HirschPMilwaukee BrewersA+6-4227L-L26.030MIL: 2014-19-566Assigned to Brevard County (A+) (2016-05-16) 
    2016-08-05Gage SmithPMilwaukee BrewersAA6-1190R-R25.173DET: 2014-25-760Assigned to Brevard County (A+) (2016-07-26) 
    2016-08-05Juan Uribe3BCleveland IndiansMLB6-0225R-R37.136UDFADesignated for Assignment (2016-08-01) 
    2016-08-04Mayckol GuaipePSeattle MarinersMLB6-3175R-R25.358UDFADL-7 Injured (2016-06-10)Assigned to Arizona Mariners (Rk) by Seattle Mariners
    2016-08-04Clayton RichardPChicago CubsMLB6-5225L-L32.327CHA: 2005-8-245Designated for Assignment (2016-07-27)Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0m) by San Diego Padres
    2016-08-04Brian GilbertPMinnesota TwinsA+6-1205R-R23.360MIN: 2013-7-200Activated from disabled list (2016-07-27) 
    2016-08-03Ylexander VillarroelCChicago White SoxRk6-2190B-R19.060UDFAAssigned to AZL White Sox (Rk) (2016-06-20) 
    2016-08-03Carlos CorporanCMiami MarlinsMLB6-3210B-R32.209MIL: 2003-12-339Assigned to New Orleans (AAA) (2016-05-26) 
    2016-08-03Alexi OgandoPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-4160R-R32.303UDFAAssigned to Reno (AAA) (2016-07-20) 
    2016-08-03Alexi OgandoPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-4160R-R32.303UDFAAssigned to Reno (AAA) (2016-07-20) 
    2016-08-03Lester OliverosPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0185R-R28.067UDFADL-7 Injured (2016-04-10) 
    2016-08-03Craig GentryCFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2190R-R32.248TEX: 2006-10-298Activated from DL and designated for assignment (2016-07-31) 


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