Free Agency Deals & Rumors

12/01/2021 Free Agency Deals & Rumors

By: Jeff Yoder

Javier Baez Heads to Detroit, But Plenty of Talent Remains in Free Agency

Another top target has inked his deal. Shortstop Javier Baez is joining the Detroit Tigers in Tuesday’s biggest free-agent acquisition. Baez split last season between the Cubs and Mets while leading the majors as baseball’s defensive runs saved leader (16) at the shortstop position — a position that haunted the Tigers last year. And while Baez was the only major name to move on Tuesday, there is plenty of talent still remaining, including Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa. Things could heat up today before the impending work stoppage at 11:59 pm ET.


SS Javier Baez — Detroit Tigers

Deal: 6 Years, $140 Million


Top Remaining Free Agents

SS Carlos Correa

1B Freddie Freeman

SS Trevor Story

3B Kris Bryant

P Clayton Kershaw

OF Nick Castellanos


Additional Storylines

B/R: Yankees, Blue Jays Interested in Free-Agent 1B Freddie Freeman

MLB: Marlins Acquire All-Star Infielder Joey Wendle from Rays

CBS Sports: Everything to Know About Baseball’s Impending Work Stoppage Before CBA Expires


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