MLB no-submission deadline tracker: Twins part ways with slugger Eddie Rosario


Wednesday 2 December is a very important date on the MLB offseason calendar. This is the non-submission deadline, or the day when teams must offer their players eligible for arbitration and arbitration a contract for 2021. They do not have to sign their players before the deadline. 8 p.m. ET, but they have to make an offer. Players who do not receive a contract offer become free agents.

A new batch of players will join the (slow growing) autonomous agent market on Wednesday. The number of non-tenders has increased in recent years and is expected to climb again as teams clean up their payrolls amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the total number of non-bidders over the last five interseason:

  • 2015: 36
  • 2016: 35
  • 2017: 25
  • 2018: 41
  • 2019: 53

Here is our non-tender preview. Last year’s non-bidders included Blake Treinen and Taijuan Walker, among others, and several big names are on the chopping block this year. To be clear, players who aren’t on offer can re-sign with their squad, although they’re usually looking for a better opportunity (and more money) elsewhere. Non-tenders are usually a clean break for both sides.

CBS Sports will be keeping an eye on all the non-tender news of the day here, so be sure to come back throughout the day for updates. Here is the latest non-tender news.


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