Players filed for free agency today, and Major League Baseball has released its list of its 2012 free agents. Clubs have exclusive negotiating rights with their players until Thursday, when they will be able to sign with any team. Here is a look at the 2012 free agent class of relievers.
Players and teams have until Monday night to make decisions regarding their options. Players with either club and/or their own options are in italics.
Unlike this year’s class of starting pitchers, 2012’s free agent relievers are a deep bunch, especially when it comes to closers. Heath Bell, Ryan Madson and Jonathan Papelbon highlight the list, which also includes Francisco Rodriguez, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton and Frank Francisco.