MLB Free Agency Rumors: Live Notices When Baseball Hot Stove Burns Again Following Lock Out

The Major League Baseball and MLB Players’ Association reached a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday afternoon. The lockout imposed by the owner came to an end, 99 days after it started. It was the second longest strike in baseball history since the 1994-95 players’ strike (232 days). The end of the lockout means the return of the baseball business, and that means trades and free-agent signatures can be redone. Yes, it’s hot oven season again, and before the spring training game begins we see another fast move.

Before the lock, Seven of the top 10 free agents on CBS Sports have signed up with the teams. It remains shortstop Carlos Correa, third paceman Chris Bryant and first paceman Freddie Freeman as top names. Others to watch out for include outfielder Xia Suzuki (joining NLB from Japan to MLB) and close Kenny Johnson.

Those names are all in the open market, but things started to move on Friday. Here are the notable moves taken since the Thursday evening lockout was lifted.

Significant free agent deals

The next big fish to come off the board might be Freeman, He is said to be in talks with the Dodgers. CBS Sports provides live updates and analytics to help you keep track of the latest in MLB’s transaction world. Follow below.

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