Around the Majors: Free agents hit the open market

1) The free agents hit the open market.

The list–

AL
Angels–Andres Galarraga, dh; Troy Glaus, dh; Shane Halter, 3b; Troy Percival, rhp; Aaron Sele, rhp.
Orioles–Marty Cordova, dh; Omar Daal, lhp; Buddy Groom, lhp; David Segui, dh; B.J. Surhoff, of.
Redsox–Terry Adams, rhp; Pedro Astacio, rhp; Ellis Burks, dh; Orlando Cabrera, ss; Ricky Gutierrez, 2b; Gabe Kapler, of; Curtis Leskanic, rhp; Derek Lowe, rhp; Pedro Martinez, rhp; Dave McCarty, 1b; Ramiro Mendoza, rhp; Doug Mirabelli, c; Mike Myers, lhp; Pokey Reese, 2b; Jason Varitek, c; Scott Williamson, rhp.
Whitesox–Roberto Alomar, 2b; Sandy Alomar Jr., c; Magglio Ordonez, of.; Jose Valentin, ss.
Indians–Omar Vizquel, ss; Rick White, rhp; Bob Wickman, rhp.
Tigers–Al Levine, rhp; Esteban Yan, rhp.
Royals–Kevin Appier, rhp; Juan Gonzalez, of; Joe Randa, 3b; Desi Relaford, 3b; Dennys Reyes, lhp; Kelly Stinnett, c.
Twins–Henry Blanco, c; Cristian Guzman, ss; Corey Koskie, 3b; Terry Mulholland, lhp; Brad Radke, rhp.
Yankees–Miguel Cairo, 2b; Tony Clark, 1b; John Flaherty, c; Orlando Hernandez, rhp; Travis Lee, 1b; Jon Lieber, rhp; Esteban Loaiza, rhp; C.J. Nitkowski, lhp; John Olerud, 1b; Ruben Sierra, dh; Enrique Wilson, 2b.
A’s–Jermaine Dye, of; Chris Hammond, lhp; Jim Mecir, rhp; Mark McLemore, 2b; Damian Miller, c.
Mariners–Edgar Martinez, dh; Ron Villone, lhp; Dan Wilson, c.
Devil Rays–Brook Fordyce, c; John Halama, lhp; Tino Martinez, 1b; Todd Ritchie, rhp; Rey Sanchez, 2b.
Rangers–Manny Alexander, 2b; David Dellucci, of; Andy Fox, 3b; Brad Fullmer, dh; Rusty Greer, of; Brian Jordan, of; Jeff Nelson, rhp; Herbert Perry, dh; Jay Powell, rhp; John Wasdin, rhp; Eric Young, of; Jeff Zimmerman, rhp.
BlueJays–Dave Berg, of; Valerio de los Santos, lhp; Carlos Delgado, 1b; Chris Gomez, ss; Pat Hentgen, rhp; Greg Myers, c; Gregg Zaun, c.

NL
Diamondbacks–Carlos Baerga, 1b; Danny Bautista, of; Greg Colbrunn, 1b; Jeff Fassero, lhp; Mike Fetters, rhp; Matt Mantei, rhp; Quinton McCracken, of; Shane Reynolds, rhp; Scott Service, rhp; Richie Sexson, 1b; Steve Sparks, rhp.
Braves–Antonio Alfonseca, rhp; Paul Byrd, rhp; J.D. Drew, of; Julio Franco, 1b; Russ Ortiz, rhp; Jaret Wright, rhp.
Cubs–Moises Alou, of; Paul Bako, c; Matt Clement, rhp; Nomar Garciaparra, ss; Tom Goodwin, of; Ben Grieve, of; Mark Grudzielanek, 2b; Todd Hollandsworth, of; Ramon Martinez, ss; Kent Mercker, lhp; Glendon Rusch, lhp; Todd Walker, 2b.
Reds–Darren Bragg, of; Juan Castro, 3b; Barry Larkin, ss; Todd Van Poppel, rhp; Gabe White, lhp; Paul Wilson, rhp.
Rockies–Jeromy Burnitz, of; Vinny Castilla, 3b; Royce Clayton, ss; Shawn Estes, lhp; Todd Greene, c; Steve Reed, rhp; Mark Sweeney, of; Jamey Wright, rhp.
Marlins–Armando Benitez, rhp; Wil Cordero, 1b; Damion Easley, 2b; Chad Fox, rhp; Lenny Harris, of; Josias Manzanillo, rhp; Mike Mordecai, 3b; Carl Pavano, rhp; Mike Redmond, c; Rudy Seanez, rhp; Ismael Valdez, rhp; David Weathers, rhp.
Astros–Carlos Beltran, of; Roger Clemens, rhp; Jeff Kent, 2b; Dan Miceli, rhp; Darren Oliver, lhp; Orlando Palmeiro, of; Russ Springer, rhp; Jose Vizcaino, ss.
Dodgers–Wilson Alvarez, lhp; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Elmer Dessens, rhp; Steve Finley, of; Jose Hernandez, 2b; Todd Hundley, c; Jose Lima, rhp; Brent Mayne, c; Hideo Nomo, rhp; Odalis Perez, lhp; Paul Shuey, rhp; Robin Ventura, 1b.
Brewers–Craig Counsell, ss.
Expos–Tony Batista, 3b; Einar Diaz, c.
Mets–Kris Benson, rhp; Ricky Bottalico, rhp; Mike DeJean, rhp; John Franco, lhp; Richard Hidalgo, of; x-Al Leiter, lhp; Mo Vaughn, 1b; Todd Zeile, 1b.
Phillies–Rheal Cormier, lhp; Doug Glanville, of; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Todd Jones, rhp; Cory Lidle, rhp; Kevin Millwood, rhp; Eric Milton, lhp; Todd Pratt, c.; Placido Polanco, 2b.
Pirates–Brian Boehringer, rhp.
Cardinals–Cal Eldred, rhp; Steve Kline, lhp; Ray Lankford, of; John Mabry, of; Mike Matheny, c; Matt Morris, rhp; Edgar Renteria, ss; Woody Williams, rhp; Tony Womack, 2b.
Padres–Andy Ashby, rhp; Rich Aurilia, ss; Robert Fick, dh; Alex Gonzalez, ss; Dave Hansen, 1b; Antonio Osuna, rhp; David Wells, lhp.
Giants–Dave Burba, rhp; Jason Christiansen, lhp; Dustin Hermanson, rhp; Ricky Ledee, of; Robb Nen, rhp.

2) The Rangers re-signed P Doug Brocail to a 1 year, $1 million contract. He would have become a free agent.

After missing 3 years due to injuries, Brocail had a 4.13 ERA/6 RSAA in 43 games. He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and 34 RSAA in 381 games.

3) According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, there is speculation that the Braves are interested in Yankees P Kevin Brown.

4) The Reds re-signed P Josh Hall to a minor league contract and invited OF Kenny Kelly and P Jeriome Robertson to spring training, as nonroster invitees.


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