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Tracking every player signing in MLB free agency this offseason

We breakdown the biggest MLB free-agency moves and trades made by each franchise in the 2020-2021 offseason.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Great American Ball Park. David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The calendar has officially flipped to December, which means Major League Baseball’s hot stove should be heating up over the next couple of months. Unlike previous offseasons, where there was a lot of intrigue surrounding baseball’s top free agents, there’s uncertainity because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

MLB’s 2020 season was shortened due to the pandemic, and planning for anything in 2021 brings with it a significant level of uncertainty. For the time being, spring training is scheduled to start on February 27 and Opening Day is planned for April 1.

The hot stove will still have its moments this offseason. Will top free agents such as Trevor Bauer, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto, and D.J. LeMahieu stay with their current teams because of financial constraints? Or will they still get top dollar and reset the market for their respective positions in spite of the pandemic? Let’s not forget there could be some trades happening this offseason that may involve big names.

Below we will keep track of where every free agent is signing, along with contract details, and a quick breakdown.

2021 MLB free agency tracker

Rank Player Name Old Team New Team Contract info
Rank Player Name Old Team New Team Contract info
1 Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds Los Angeles Dodgers 3-year, $102 million
2 J.T. Realmuto Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 5-year, $115 million
3 D.J. LeMahieu New York Yankees New York Yankees 6-year, $90 million
4 George Springer Houston Astros Toronto Blue Jays 6-year, $150 million
5 Marcell Ozuna Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 4-year, $65 million
6 Michael Brantley Houston Astros Houston Astros 2-year, $32 million
7 Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 2-year, $34 million
8 Marcus Stroman New York Mets New York Mets 1-year, $18.9 million
9 Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees Returned to Japan 2-year contract
10 Marcus Semien Oakland Athletics New York Mets 1-year, $18 million
11 Jackie Bradley Jr. Boston Red Sox Milwaukee Brewers 2-year, $24 million
12 Andrelton Simmons Los Angeles Angels Minnesota Twins 1-year, $10.5 million
13 James McCann Chicago White Sox New York Mets 4-year, $40 million
14 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago Cubs 1-year, $7 million
15 Didi Gregorius Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 2-year, $28 million
16 James Paxton New York Yankees Seattle Mariners 1-year, $8.5 million
17 Liam Hendricks Oakland Athletics Chicago White Sox 3-year, $39 million
18 Brad Hand Cleveland Indians Washington Nationals 1-year, $10.5 million
19 Kolten Wong St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers 2-year, $18 million
20 Charlie Morton Tampa Bay Rays Atlanta Braves 1-year, $15 million
21 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 1-year, $8 million
22 Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 1-year, $9 million
23 Adam Eaton Washington Nationals Chicago White Sox 1-year, $7 million
24 Mike Minor Oakland Athletics Kansas City Royals 2-year, $18 million
25 Taijuan Walker Toronto Blue Jays New York Mets 2-year, $20 million
26 Brett Gardner New York Yankees New York Yankees 1-year, $4 million
27 Jake Odorizzi Minnesota Twins Houston Astros 2-year deal
28 Blake Treinen Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 2-year, $17.5 million
29 Cesar Hernandez Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 1-year, $5 million
30 Brandon Kintzler Miami Marlins Philadelphia Phillies Minor league contract
31 Corey Kluber Texas Rangers New York Yankees 1-year, $11 million
32 Mitch Moreland San Diego Padres Oakland Athletics 1-year, $2.25 million
33 Martin Perez Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 1-year, $4.5 million
34 Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals 2-year, $17 million
35 Alex Colome Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins 1-year, $6.25 million
36 Jonathan Villar Toronto Blue Jays New York Mets 1-year, $3.55 million
37 Drew Smyly San Francisco Giants Atlanta Braves 1-year, $11 million
38 Trevor May Minnesota Twins New York Mets 2-year, $15.5 million
39 Trevor Rosenthal San Diego Padres Oakland Athletics 1-year, $11 million
40 Nelson Cruz Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 1-year, $13 million
41 Kevin Pillar Colorado Rockies New York Mets 1-year, $3.6 million
42 Kevin Gausman San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 1-year, $18.9 million
43 Tommy La Stella Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants 3-year, $19.5 million