Top free agents remaining as MLB lockout ends

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MLB's lockout ended Thursday after the league and players union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. The deal was ratified Thursday night.

Baseball's transaction freeze is lifted, reopening free agency and the trade market — both dormant since MLB implemented the lockout on Dec. 2.

A number of high-profile players signed contracts in a busy free agency period before the lockout. Things will be even more hectic with the work stoppage over and spring training set to open in the coming days.

But who's even still available? 

In no order, here are the top 40 free agents left on the board, separated by position players and pitchers.

Position players

SS Carlos Correa

1B Freddie Freeman

SS Trevor Story

3B/OF Kris Bryant

1B Anthony Rizzo

OF Seiya Suzuki (Japan)

OF Nick Castellanos

OF Michael Conforto

INF Jonathan Villar

SS José Iglesias

SS Andrelton Simmons

OF Kyle Schwarber

INF Josh Harrison

OF Jorge Soler

OF Tommy Pham

DH Nelson Cruz

OF Andrew McCutchen

OF Eddie Rosario

OF Joc Pederson

INF Donavan Solano

OF Odubel Herrera

Starting pitchers

LHP Clayton Kershaw

LHP Carlos Rodón

RHP Zack Greinke

LHP Yusei Kikuchi

RHP Michael Pineda

LHP Danny Duffy

LHP Tyler Anderson

RHP Johnny Cueto

Relievers

CL Kenley Jansen

RHP Joe Kelly

LHP Andrew Chafin

RHP Ryan Tepera

RHP Collin McHugh

RHP Tyler Clippard

RHP Adam Ottavino

RHP Brad Boxberger

RHP Steve Cishek

RHP Archie Bradley

RHP Mychal Givens

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