Saunders, Kuo, Scott among intriguing options non-tendered
The free-agent pool got a little deeper late Monday night, as 29 players were non-tendered.
While there weren’t many premium bats among the group of non-tenders, several intriguing players are now available to clubs on the open market.
Left-hander Joe Saunders, coming off a 12-13 season with a 3.69 ERA in 212 innings pitched for the D-backs, figures to be the most sought-after non-tender. Jo-Jo Reyes, who started 25 games with a 5.57 ERA and disappointing peripheral numbers, should also draw some interest from clubs looking for an affordable starter.
Lefty reliever Hong-Chin Kuo struggled in 2011, but teams seeking a left-hander out of the bullpen might take a chance on Kuo’s potential and previous track record.
Luke Scott would be a quality free-agent pick-up if he can regain his 2010 form, making him perhaps the most interesting non-tender among position players. He was joined by several middle infielders who could catch on in a platoon, backup or utility role, including Ryan Theriot, Jeff Keppinger and Will Rhymes.
MLBTradeRumors.com has a full list of the 29 non-tendered players, sorted by position, here.