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MLB free agent signings: Tracking every deal from the 2023-24 offseason

Here's an updated look at every signing from the 2023-24 MLB offseason

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The stove is officially hot.

Some of the top players in baseball -- including American stars and international sensations -- have been on the move this offseason.

The biggest fish was reeled in, but the bidding wars are well under way for the best of the rest. The Winter Meetings took place from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7 in Nashville, where the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres worked out a blockbuster trade involving Juan Soto and several key free agents signed with new teams. Days later, the Los Angeles Dodgers landed Shohei Ohtani with a massive $700 million deal.

Here's a tracker of every free agent signing this offseason:

Who are the best MLB free agents in 2023-24?

The best player available was, undoubtedly, Shohei Ohtani. A two-way star, the reigning AL MVP commanded a record-setting salary from the Dodgers.

Behind Ohtani is another Japanese star: Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The 25-year-old right-handed pitcher won his third MVP in Japan last season while posting a 1.16 ERA in 24 starts for the Orix Buffaloes. After a lengthy process, Yamamoto signed a monster deal to join Ohtani on the Dodgers.

The best hitters on the market entering the offseason, outside of Ohtani, included Cody Bellinger, Matt Chapman, Jorge Soler, J.D. Martinez, Teoscar Hernandez and Rhys Hoskins, while pitchers included Blake Snell, Josh Hader, Jordan Montgomery, Eduardo Rodriguez, Lucas Giolito and Marcus Stroman, among others.

You can find more about the top MLB free agents here.

MLB free agent tracker, signings by team

AL EAST

Baltimore Orioles

  • RHP Craig Kimbrel (from PHI): 1 year, $13 million ($13 million club option for 2025)

Boston Red Sox

  • RHP Lucas Giolito (from CLE): 2 years, $38.5 million (player option for 2025)
  • RHP Liam Hendriks (from CWS): 2 years, $10 million (mutual option for 2026)
  • RHP Cooper Criswell (from TB): 1 year, $1 million

New York Yankees

  • RHP Marcus Stroman (from CHC): 2 years, $37 million
  • RHP Luke Weaver (re-signed): 1 year, $2 million ($2.5 million club option for 2025)

Tampa Bay Rays

  • SS Amed Rosario (from LAD): 1 year, $1.5 million
  • RHP Chris Devenski (re-signed): 1 year, $1 million ($2 million club option for 2025)

Toronto Blue Jays

  • RHP Yariel Rodriguez (from Cuba): 4 years, $32 million
  • UTL Isiah Kiner-Falefa (from NYY): 2 years, $15 million
  • INF/DH Justin Turner (from BOS): 1 year, $13 million
  • OF Kevin Kiermaier (re-signed): 1 year, $10.5 million

AL CENTRAL

Chicago White Sox

  • RHP Erick Fedde (from Korean League): 2 years, $15 million
  • C Martin Maldonado (from HOU): 1 year, $4 million ($4 million vesting option for 2025)
  • LHP Tim Hill (from SD): 1 year, $1.8 million
  • SS Paul DeJong (from SF): 1 year, $1.75 million
  • RHP Chris Flexen (from COL): 1 year, $1.75 million

Cleveland Guardians

  • C Austin Hedges (from TEX): 1 year, $4 million
  • RHP Ben Lively (from CIN): 1 year, $750,000

Detroit Tigers

  • RHP Kenta Maeda (from MIN): 2 years, $24 million
  • RHP Jack Flaherty (from STL): 1 year, $14 million
  • LHP Andrew Chafin (re-signed): 1 year, $4.25 million ($6.5 million club option for 2025)
  • RHP Shelby Miller (from LAD): 1 year, $3 million ($4.25 million club option for 2025)
  • 3B Gio Urshela (from LAA): 1 year, $1.5 million

Kansas City Royals

  • RHP Seth Lugo (from SD): 3 years, $45 million ($15 million player option for 2026)
  • RHP Michael Wacha (from SD): 2 years, $32 million ($16 million player option for 2025)
  • OF Hunter Renfroe (from LAA): 2 years, $13 million ($7.5 million player option for 2025)
  • LHP Will Smith (from TEX): 1 year, $5 million
  • 2B/OF Adam Frazier (from BAL): 1 year, $2 million ($8.5 million mutual option for 2025)
  • UTL Garrett Hampson (from MIA): 1 year, $2 million

Minnesota Twins

  • 1B Carlos Santana (from MIL): 1 year, $5.25 million
  • RHP Josh Staumont (from KC): 1 year, $950,000

AL WEST

Houston Astros

  • LHP Josh Hader (from SD): 5 years, $95 million
  • C Víctor Caratini (from MIL): 2 years, $12 million

Los Angeles Angels

  • RHP Robert Stephenson (from TB): 3 years, $33 million
  • LHP Matt Moore (from MIA): 1 year, $9 million
  • RHP Luis Garcia (from SD): 1 year, $4.25 million
  • RHP Jose Cisnero (from DET): 1 year, $1.75 million
  • RHP Adam Cimber (from TOR): 1 year, $1.65 million
  • LHP Adam Kolarek (from ATL): 1 year, $900,000
  • OF Aaron Hicks (from BAL): 1 year, $740,000

Oakland Athletics

  • RHP Trevor Gott (from NYM): 1 year, $1.5 million
  • RHP Osvaldo Bido (from PIT): 1 year, $750,000

Seattle Mariners

  • C Mitch Garver (from TEX): 2 years, $24 million
  • RHP Austin Voth (from BAL): 1 year, $1.25 million

Texas Rangers

  • RHP Tyler Mahle (from MIN): 2 years, $22 million
  • RHP David Robertson (from MIA): 1 year, $11.5 million
  • RHP Kirby Yates (from ATL): 1 year, $4.5 million

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves

  • RHP Reynaldo Lopez (from CLE): 3 years, $30 million
  • INF Luis Guillorme (from NYM): 1 year, $1.1 million

Miami Marlins

  • SS Tim Anderson (from CWS): 1 year, $5 million

New York Mets

  • LHP Sean Manaea (from SF): 2 years, $28 million (player option for 2025)
  • RHP Luis Severino (from NYY): 1 year, $13 million
  • OF Harrison Bader (from NYY): 1 year, $10.5 million
  • RHP Adam Ottavino (re-signed): 1 year, $4.5 million
  • RHP Shintaro Fujinami (from BAL): 1 year, $3.35 million
  • UTL Joey Wendle (from MIA): 1 year, $2 million
  • RHP Jorge López (from BAL): 1 year, $2 million
  • RHP Michael Tonkin (from ATL): 1 year, $1 million
  • RHP Austin Adams (from ARI): 1 year, $800,000

Philadelphia Phillies

  • RHP Aaron Nola (re-signed): 7 years, $172 million
  • UTL Whit Merrifield (from TOR): 1 year, $7 million ($8 million club option for 2025)

Washington Nationals

  • OF Joey Gallo (from MIN): 1 year, $5 million
  • RHP Dylan Floro (from MIN): 1 year, $2.25 million
  • UTL Nick Senzel (from CIN): 1 year, $2 million

NL CENTRAL

Chicago Cubs

  • OF Cody Bellinger (re-singed): 3 years, $80 million (player option for 2025 and 2026)
  • LHP Shōta Imanaga (from Japan): 4 years, $53 million
  • RHP Hector Neris (from HOU): 1 year, $9 million ($9 million club option for 2025)

Cincinnati Reds

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (from CHC): 3 years, $45 million
  • RHP Nick Martinez (from SD): 2 years, $26 million
  • RHP Emilio Pagan (from MIN): 2 years, $16 million
  • RHP Frankie Montas (from NYY): 1 year, $16 million
  • LHP Brent Suter (from COL): 1 year, $2.5 million ($3.5 million club option for 2025)
  • RHP Buck Farmer (re-signed): 1 year, $2.25 million
  • C Austin Wynns (from COL): 1 year, $950,000

Milwaukee Brewers

  • 1B Rhys Hoskins (from PHI): 2 years, $34 million (player option for 2025)
  • RHP Brandon Woodruff (re-signed): 2 years, $17.5 million (mutual option for 2026)
  • LHP Wade Miley (re-signed): 1 year, $7 million
  • RHP Jakob Junis (from SF): 1 year, $7 million
  • RHP Joe Ross (from SF): 1 year, $1.75 million
  • C Eric Haase (from CLE): 1 year, $1 million

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • LHP Aroldis Chapman (from TEX): 1 year, $10.5 million
  • OF Andrew McCutchen (re-signed): 1 year, $5 million
  • 1B/DH Rowdy Tellez (re-signed): 1 year, $3.2 million
  • C Ali Sánchez (from ARI): 1 year

St. Louis Cardinals

  • RHP Sonny Gray (from MIN): 3 years, $75 million
  • RHP Kyle Gibson (from BAL): 1 year, $12 million
  • RHP Lance Lynn (from LAD): 1 year, $11 million
  • RHP Keynan Middleton (from NYY): 1 year, $6 million
  • INF/DH Matt Carpenter (from SD): 1 year, $740,000
  • SS Brandon Crawford (from SF): 1 year

NL WEST

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (from DET): 4 years, $80 million ($19 million vesting option for 2028)
  • OF Lourdes Gurriel (re-signed): 3 years, $42 million (player option for 2026, club option for 2027)
  • OF Joc Pederson (from SF): 1 year, $9.5 million
  • OF Randal Grichuk (from LAA): 1 year, $2 million (mutual option for 2025)
  • SS Kevin Newman (from CIN): 1 year, $1.75 million

Colorado Rockies

  • RHP Dakota Hudson (from STL): 1 year, $1.5 million
  • C Jacob Stallings (from MIA): 1 year, $1.5 million

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • DH/RHP Shohei Ohtani (from LAA): 10 years, $700 million
  • RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto (from Japan): 12 years, $325 million
  • OF Teoscar Hernández (from SEA): 1 year, $23.5 million
  • LHP James Paxton (from BOS): 1 year, $11 million
  • LHP Clayton Kershaw (re-signed): 2 years, $10 million (player option for 2025)
  • RHP Ryan Brasier (re-signed): 2 years, $9 million
  • OF Jason Heyward (re-signed): 1 year, $9 million
  • RHP Joe Kelly (re-signed): 1 year, $8 million
  • UTL Kiké Hernandez (re-signed): 1 year, $4 million
  • RHP Ricky Vanasco (re-signed): 1 year, $900,000

San Diego Padres

  • LHP Yuki Matsui (from Japan): 5 years, $28 million
  • LHP Wandy Peralta (from NYY): 4 years, $16.5 million (with three opt-outs)
  • RHP Woo Suk Go (from Korea): 2 years, $4.5 million

San Francisco Giants

  • OF Jung Hoo Lee (from Korea): 6 years, $113 million
  • RHP Jordan Hicks (from TOR): 4 years, $44 million
  • OF Jorge Soler (from MIA): 3 years, $42 million
  • C Tom Murphy (from SEA) 2 years, $8 million
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