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The A’s aren’t losing anybody in free agency.

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The World Series is over, and that means free agency is on the horizon. The first rumblings began on Thursday, when 149 MLB players became free agents.

The list is ever-increasing because there are still decisions to be made on contract options — not everyone will get picked up like Oakland’s Jed Lowrie, and some guys have their own player-options to consider. Keep checking back for updates over the coming days.

As a point of interest, the A’s are the only club without a free agent on this list. That speaks to the success they had in capitalizing on their expiring contracts, and not letting anyone walk away for free during a losing campaign amid a larger rebuild. In this case, they sent away Yonder Alonso for a legit youngster, and shipped Rajai Davis and Adam Rosales to playoff teams in exchange for low-level prospects (hey, better than nothing).

Since 2015, the only MLB players the A’s have let reach free agency are: Edward Mujica (tank commander), Barry Zito (he retired), Sam Fuld (never signed again; now retired), and Ross Detwiler (A’s ended up re-signing him). Note: That doesn’t count any players who were outrighted off the 40-man and elected free agency instead of minor league assignment, such as Chris Smith this year or Henderson Alvarez last year.

Alright, without further ado, here’s the full free agent list so far, courtesy of the MLBPA press release.

UPDATE: As more players join the list due to declined options (via @MLBRosterMoves and @MLBTradeRumors), I will add them, with asterisks** to denote the new additions. Players with a (QO) after their names were issued qualifying offers by their clubs. Last updated Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Arizona (7):

  • Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
  • David Hernandez, RHP
  • Fernando Rodney, RHP
  • Gregor Blanco, OF
  • Chris Iannetta, C
  • J.D. Martinez, OF
  • Adam Rosales, UT

Atlanta (2):

  • R.A. Dickey, RHP
  • Jason Motte, RHP

Baltimore (10):

  • Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
  • Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
  • Wade Miley, LHP**
  • Chris Tillman, RHP
  • Pedro Alvarez, DH
  • Welington Castillo, C**
  • Ryan Flaherty, IF
  • Craig Gentry, OF
  • J.J. Hardy, SS**
  • Seth Smith, OF

Boston (8):

  • Fernando Abad, LHP
  • Blaine Boyer, RHP
  • Doug Fister, RHP
  • Addison Reed, RHP
  • Chris Young, RHP
  • Rajai Davis, OF
  • Mitch Moreland, 1B
  • Eduardo Nunez, IF

Chicago Cubs (8):

  • Jake Arrieta, RHP
  • Wade Davis, RHP
  • Brian Duensing, LHP
  • John Lackey, RHP
  • Koji Uehara, RHP
  • Alex Avila, C
  • Jon Jay, OF
  • Rene Rivera, C

Chicago White Sox (2):

  • Mike Pelfrey, RHP
  • Geovany Soto, C**

Cincinnati (4):

  • Bronson Arroyo, RHP
  • Scott Feldman, RHP
  • Drew Storen, RHP
  • Zack Cozart, SS

Cleveland (7):

  • Craig Breslow, LHP
  • Boone Logan, LHP**
  • Bryan Shaw, RHP
  • Joe Smith, RHP
  • Jay Bruce, OF
  • Austin Jackson, OF
  • Carlos Santana, 1B (QO)

Colorado (8):

  • Tyler Chatwood, RHP
  • Jake McGee, LHP
  • Pat Neshek, RHP
  • Alexi Amarista, IF**
  • Carlos Gonzalez, OF
  • Ryan Hanigan, C
  • Jonathan Lucroy, C
  • Mark Reynolds, 1B

Detroit (1):

  • Anibal Sanchez, RHP

Houston (5):

  • Tyler Clippard, RHP
  • Luke Gregerson, RHP
  • Francisco Liriano, LHP
  • Carlos Beltran, OF
  • Cameron Maybin, OF

Kansas City (9):

  • Trevor Cahill, RHP
  • Mike Minor, LHP**
  • Peter Moylan, RHP
  • Jason Vargas, LHP
  • Melky Cabrera, OF
  • Lorenzo Cain, OF (QO)
  • Alcides Escobar, SS
  • Eric Hosmer, 1B (QO)
  • Mike Moustakas, 3B (QO)

Los Angeles Angels (11):

  • Andrew Bailey, RHP
  • Jesse Chavez, RHP
  • Ricky Nolasco, RHP**
  • Bud Norris, RHP
  • Yusmeiro Petit, RHP
  • Fernando Salas, RHP
  • Huston Street, RHP**
  • Yunel Escobar, 3B
  • Cliff Pennington, IF
  • Brandon Phillips, 2B
  • Ben Revere, OF

Los Angeles Dodgers (7):

  • Yu Darvish, RHP
  • Brandon Morrow, RHP
  • Tony Watson, LHP
  • Andre Ethier, OF**
  • Curtis Granderson, OF
  • Franklin Gutierrez, OF
  • Chase Utley, 2B

Miami Marlins (4):

  • Dustin McGowan, RHP
  • Mike Aviles, UT
  • A.J. Ellis, C
  • Ichiro Suzuki, OF**

Milwaukee Brewers (3):

  • Matt Garza, RHP
  • Anthony Swarzak, RHP
  • Neil Walker, 2B

Minnesota Twins (5):

  • Matt Belisle, RHP
  • Bartolo Colon, RHP
  • Dillon Gee, RHP
  • Glen Perkins, LHP
  • Hector Santiago, LHP

New York Mets (1):

  • Jose Reyes, SS

New York Yankees (5):

  • Jaime Garcia, LHP
  • Michael Pineda, RHP
  • C.C. Sabathia, LHP
  • Todd Frazier, 3B
  • Matt Holliday, DH

Oakland A’s (0)

Philadelphia Phillies (4):

  • Clay Buchholz, RHP
  • Andres Blanco, IF
  • Hyun-soo Kim, OF
  • Daniel Nava, OF

Pittsburgh Pirates (4):

  • Joaquin Benoit, RHP
  • Wade LeBlanc, LHP**
  • John Jaso, C
  • Chris Stewart, C**

St. Louis Cardinals (4):

  • Zach Duke, LHP
  • Lance Lynn, RHP
  • Juan Nicasio, RHP
  • Seung-hwan Oh, RHP

San Diego Padres (4):

  • Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
  • Jordan Lyles, RHP
  • Craig Stammen, RHP
  • Erick Aybar, SS

San Francisco Giants (4):

  • Matt Cain, RHP
  • Nick Hundley, C
  • Jae-gyun Hwang, 3B
  • Michael Morse, 1B/OF

Seattle Mariners (7):

  • Yovani Gallardo, RHP
  • Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
  • Yonder Alonso, 1B
  • Gordon Beckham, IF
  • Jarrod Dyson, OF
  • Carlos Ruiz, C
  • Danny Valencia, 1B

Tampa Bay Rays (9):

  • Steve Cishek, RHP
  • Alex Cobb, RHP (QO)
  • Tommy Hunter, RHP
  • Sergio Romo, RHP
  • Peter Bourjos, OF
  • Lucas Duda, 1B
  • Logan Morrison, 1B
  • Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  • Colby Rasmus, OF

Texas Rangers (6):

  • Tony Barnette, RHP**
  • Andrew Cashner, RHP
  • Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
  • Jason Grilli, RHP
  • Carlos Gomez, OF
  • Mike Napoli, 1B**

Toronto Blue Jays (5):

  • Brett Anderson, LHP
  • Darwin Barney, IF
  • Jose Bautista, OF/1B**
  • Miguel Montero, C
  • Michael Saunders, OF

Washington Nationals (12):

  • Matt Albers, RHP
  • Joe Blanton, RHP
  • Edwin Jackson, RHP
  • Brandon Kintzler, RHP
  • Oliver Perez, LHP
  • Alejandro De Aza, OF
  • Stephen Drew, IF
  • Howie Kendrick, LF/2B
  • Adam Lind, 1B/OF**
  • Jose Lobaton, C
  • Ryan Raburn, OF
  • Jayson Werth, OF

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