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2009-10 MLB Free Agents Scorecard

A running update of baseball's free agents in the 2009-10 offseason

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Below is a rundown of players whose contract are set to expire after the 2009 season, with updates on where they signed and their contract details. Players are broken down by position and will be broken by the type of free agent they are. This page will be updated throughout the postseason.

Type A free agents are considered as ranking in the top 20 percent of players in their position groups by the Elias Sports Bureau. Teams that lose a Type A free agent are compensated with two draft picks. Teams that lose a Type B free agent, a player ranked in the top 40 percent in the league at his position, receive one additional draft pick. Players who were not offered arbitration by their former teams were moved to the "no compensation" list. Read more about baseball's free agency rules here.

This is a page from the winter of 2009: Click for updated coverage of the 2010-11 offseason free agent season.

Players listed below are free agents in the winter of 2009, with their 2009 team, age as of the beginning of the 2010 season and their new salary, if available.

CATCHERS

Type A

  • Victor Martinez, 31, Red Sox: Agreed to option year with Red Sox ($7.5 million)
  • Benjie Molina, 35, Giants: Signed 1-year contract with Giants ($4.5 million)

Type B

  • Rod Barajas, 34, Blue Jays
  • Ramon Hernandez, 33, Reds: Signed 1-year contract with Reds ($3 million)
  • Miguel Olivo, 31, Royals: Signed 1-year contract with Rockies ($2.5 million)
  • Ivan Rodriguez, 38, Rangers: Signed 2-year contract with Nationals ($6 million)
  • Jason Varitek, 37, Red Sox: Agreed to 1-year option with Red Sox ($3 million)
  • Gregg Zaun, 38, Rays: Signed 1-year contract (with option year) with Brewers ($2.15 million)

No compensation

  • Josh Bard, 32, Nationals: Signed minor-league contract with Mariners
  • Michael Barrett, 33, Blue Jays
  • Henry Blanco, 38, Padres: Signed 1-year contract with Mets ($1.5 million)
  • John Buck, 29, Royals: Signed 1-year contract with Blue Jays ($2 million)
  • Ramon Castro, 34, White Sox: Signed 1-year contract with White Sox ($1 million), with option year
  • Raul Chavez, 37, Blue Jays: Signed minor-league contract with Blue Jays
  • Jason Kendall, 35, Brewers: Signed 2-year contract with Royals ($6 million)
  • Jason LaRue, 36, Cardinals: Signed 1-year contract with Cardinals ($950,000)
  • Jose Molina, 34, Yankees
  • Mike Redmond, 38, Twins: Signed 1-year contract with Indians ($850,000)
  • Mike Rivera, 33, Brewers: Signed minor-league contract with Yankees.
  • Brian Schneider, 33, Mets: Signed 2-year contract with Phillies ($2.75 million)
  • Yorvit Torrealba, 31, Rockies

FIRST BASEMEN

Type A

None

Type B

  • Nick Johnson, 31, Nationals: Signed 1-year contract with Yankees ($5.75 million)
  • Adam LaRoche, 30, Braves: Signed 1-year contract with Diamondbacks ($4.5 million)

No compensation

  • Rich Aurilia, 38, Giants
  • Hank Blalock, 29, Rangers
  • Russell Branyan, 34, Mariners
  • Carlos Delgado, 37, Mets
  • Ryan Garko, 29, Giants: Signed 1-year contract with Mariners ($550,000)
  • Ross Gload, 33, Marlins: Signed 2-year contract with Phillies ($2.6 million)
  • Eric Hinske, 32, Yankees: Signed 1-year contract with Braves ($1 million)
  • Aubrey Huff, 33, Tigers: Signed 1-year contract with Giants ($3 million)
  • Doug Mientkiewicz, 35, Dodgers: Signed minor-league contract with Dodgers
  • Kevin Millar, 38, Blue Jays: Signed minor-league contract with Cubs
  • Greg Norton, 37, Braves
  • Robb Quinlan, 33, Angels: Signed minor-league contract with Angels
  • Chad Tracy, 29, Diamondbacks: Signed minor-league contract with Cubs
  • Dmitri Young, 36, Nationals

SECOND BASEMEN

Type A

  • None offered arbitration.

Type B

  • None offered arbitration.

No compensation

  • Marlon Anderson, 36, Mets
  • Ronnie Belliard, 34, Dodgers: Signed 1-year contract with Dodgers ($825,000)
  • Eric Bruntlett, 32, Phillies: Signed minor-league contract with Nationals
  • Jamey Carroll, 36, Indians: Signed 2-year contract with Dodgers ($3.85 million)
  • Alex Cora, 34, Mets: Re-signed with Mets (1 year, $2 million)
  • Craig Counsell, 39, Brewers: Re-signed with Brewers ($2.1 million)
  • Jerry Hairston Jr., 33, Yankees: Signed 1-year contract with Padres ($2.13 million)
  • Orlando Hudson, 32, Dodgers: Signed 1-year contract with Twins ($5 million)
  • Akinori Iwamura, 31, Rays: Traded to Pirates; agreed to option year (1 year, $4.85 million)
  • Kelly Johnson, 28, Braves: Signed 1-year contract with Diamondbacks ($2.3 million)
  • Adam Kennedy, 34, A's: Signed 1-year contract with Nationals ($1.25 million)
  • Felipe Lopez, 29, Brewers
  • Mark Loretta, 38, Dodgers: Retired.
  • Placido Polanco, 34, Tigers: Signed three-year contract with Phillies ($18 million)
  • Danny Richar, 26, Reds: Signed minor-league contract with Marlins.
  • Freddy Sanchez, 32, Giants: Signed extension with Giants (2 years, $12 million)
  • Juan Uribe, 31, Giants: Re-signed with Giants (1 year, $3.25 million)

SHORTSTOP

Type A

  • Marco Scutaro, 34, Blue Jays: Signed 2-year deal with Red Sox ($11 million), with option year.

Type B

None.

No compensation

  • Orlando Cabrera, 35, Twins: Signed 1-year contract with Reds ($2.02 million)
  • Juan Castro, 37, Dodgers: Signed 1-year contract with Phillies
  • Bobby Crosby, 30, A's: Signed a 1-year contract with Pirates ($1 million)
  • Adam Everett, 33, Tigers: Signed 1-year contract with Tigers ($1.55 million)
  • Alex Gonzalez, 33, Red Sox: Signed 1-year contract with Blue Jays ($2.75 million), with team option in 2011
  • Khalil Greene, 30, Cardinals: Signed 1-year contract with Rangers ($750,000)
  • John McDonald, 35, Blue Jays: Signed 2-year contract with Blue Jays ($3 million)
  • Miguel Tejada, 35, Astros: Signed 1-year contract with Orioles ($6 million)
  • Omar Vizquel, 43, Rangers: Signed 1-year contract with White Sox ($1.375 million)
  • Jack Wilson, 32, Mariners: Signed 2-year extension with Mariners ($10 million)

Continue to Page 2 for third basemen, outfielders and designated hitters. Go to Page 3 for pitchers.

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