The non-tender deadline is upon us. All 30 MLB teams have until Monday to either inform their arbitration-eligible players that they will receive a contract for the 2020 season (become tendered), or become free agents.
Players who become tendered will negotiate with their respective teams on a deal leading up to arbitration hearings in February. Those who are non-tendered will be free to immediately sign with any team.
For the Dodgers, two players that fans might want to be ready part with are relief pitchers Yimi Garcia and Scott Alexander, at least that’s according to MLB Trade Rumors. They compiled a list of players that could possibly be cut loose from their teams, although they made it clear that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the players listed are likely to be non-tendered at all.
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Rather, Steve Adams says, they “list any player for which we can envision at least a 10-20 percent chance of a non-tender.”
Garcia and Alexander are each projected to make roughly $1 million in 2020.