MLB Free Agency Tracker

Story posted March 23, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by James Morrison

This offseason, MLB teams have spent more than three billion dollars in the lockout-interrupted offseason.

Last Wednesday, the Diamondbacks signed veteran reliever Ian Kennedy to be a part of their bullpen as a potential setup option for closer Mark Melancon.

Kennedy previously played for Arizona from 2010- 2013 before being traded to the Padres.

The Braves also brought back postseason hero Eddie Rosario to play left field and potential bat leadoff this season.
Atlanta acquired Rosario at the deadline last year for cash considerations and third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Cincinnati continued their fire sale by shipping off late-inning reliever Amir Garrett, who is coming off a down season, to the Royals for veteran starter Mike Minor.

The Royals replaced Minor with Zack Greinke who pitched from the Royals from 2004-2010 before being infamously traded to the Brewers for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi.

The Cubs signed Japanese star outfielder Seiya Suzuki to a five-year, $85 million contract.

Philadelphia brought DH Kyle Schwarber back to the NL East after a tremendous campaign that included a home run in the AL Wild Card game last season for Boston.

The Blue Jays shored up their infield by acquiring third baseman Matt Chapman from Oakland for prospects RHP Gunnar Hogland, SS Kevin Smith, LHP Zach Logue and LHP Kirby Snead.

The Rockies brought in Kris Bryant on a seven-year deal worth a $182 million contract, and he will likely play left field.

The next day Texas brought in Brad Miller for a utility role and Detroit added lefty Andrew Chafin to bolster the bullpen.

The Cubs added Mychal Givens for the bullpen and Jonathan Villar to play around the infield.

The Dodgers made a stunning addition by adding first baseman Freddie Freeman on a six-year contract that just makes the lineup one of the toughest in the league.

To make room for Freeman the Dodgers sent young outfielder Luke Raley to the Rays.

On Friday the Cardinals brought in Corey Dickerson to either play corner outfield or work as the DH.

The Angels bolstered their weak bullpen by adding Ryan Tepera and Archie Bradley.

The Yankees finally shipped off first baseman Luke Voit to the Padres for prospect Justin Lange.

Atlanta primed itself for a repeat by signing longtime Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to strengthen the bullpen.

In a big spending spree, Dave Dombrowski brought outfielder Nick Castellanos to Philadelphia on a five-year, $100 million contract.

Over the weekend, the Marlins signed World Series MVP Jorge Soler to play corner outfield.

The Cubs brought in-depth pitcher Drew Smyly and Detroit added starter Michael Pineda to a one-year deal.
Finally, the top free agent on the market, shortstop Carlos Correa, agreed to a record-breaking deal with the Minnesota Twins that will pay him $105.3 million over three years.

The Twins then followed it up by adding reliever Joe Smith on a one-year deal.

Another big signing from the weekend was Boston signing Trevor Story to a six-year contract and he will play second base this season and potentially shortstop if Xander Bogaerts opts out after the season.

Colorado continued to spend big by extending third baseman Ryan McMahon to a six-year contract.

The Reds signed Hunter Strickland to play in the pen who is most notable for throwing at Bryce Harper when he was on the Giants.

The Diamondbacks rounded out the week by signing former Cubs starter Zach Davies to compete for a back-of-the-rotation spot.

James Morrison is a second-year majoring in Broadcast Journalism. To contact him, email