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Bubba Starling was non-tendered by the Royals on Wednesday and will become a free agent. (Source: Kansas City Royals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Starling hit just .169 with a .456 OPS over 59 at-bats for the Royals in 2020. Kansas City decided to throw in the towel on the former first-rounder.


Yairo Munoz agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Wednesday and was able to avoid arbitration. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Munoz appeared in just 12 games for the Red Sox in 2020, slashing .333/.333/.511 with one home run and four RBI. The position-versatile 25-year old will compete for a roster spot this spring.


Dan Winkler agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Cubs on Wednesday and avoided arbitration. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Winkler was solid out the Cubs pen in 2020 when he registered a 2.95 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 18:11 K/BB ratio across 18 1/3 innings. He'll continue to work middle relief for Chicago in 2021.


Ben Heller agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Wednesday and avoided arbitration. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heller made six appearances for the Yankees in 2020, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over six innings. He'll work out of New York's bullpen in middle relief this upcoming season.


Jonathan Holder was non-tendered by the Yankees on Wednesday and will become a free agent. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holder sported a 4.98 ERA and a 14:11 K/BB ratio across 21 2/3 innings with the Yankees in 2020. The 27-year old will look to latch on elsewhere in free agency but isn't anything more than a low-end bullpen arm.


Hanser Alberto was non-tendered by the Orioles on Wednesday and will become a free agent. (Source: Baltimore Orioles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alberto got off to a hot start in 2020 but started to fade midway through the season. He finished with a .283/.306/.393 batting line to go along with three home runs and 22 RBI across 209 at-bats. The Orioles figured he wasn't worth negotiating with in arbitration and the 28-year old will become a free agent.


Outfielder Domingo Santana has agreed to a contract with the Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Morosi. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Santana batted .278 with 30 home runs in 2017 with the Brewers and then batted .253 with 21 home runs in 121 games with the Mariners in 2019, but he bottomed out in Cleveland in 2020, hitting just .157 with two home runs in 24 games. He's heading to Japan for at least a year at age 28 to rebuild his value, and it would not be surprising to see him return to Major League Baseball in the near future if he is able to figure things out overseas.


Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson was non-tendered by the Giants on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 2020, Anderson pitched to a 4.37 ERA with 41 strikeouts over 59 2/3 innings. His appeal in fantasy will depend on his landing spot in free agency, but he's unlikely to be rostered outside of deeper formats.


Catcher Mitch Garver signed a one-year contract with the Twins on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a breakout 2019 campaign that saw him bat .273 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, Garver batted .167 with two home runs in 23 games in 2020, limiting his leverage in arbitration. Garver isn't as good as he was in 2019 or as bad as he was in 2020, but the two extremes make him a difficult projection for 2021 in Minnesota.


Ben Gamel was non-tendered by the Brewers according to the team. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The club declined his $2.25 million option back in October, so this was an expected move. The 28-year old outfielder put up a .237/.315/.404 batting line to go along with three home runs and 10 RBI across 114 at-bats for Milwaukee in 2020. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a new team via free agency this winter.


The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Byron Buxton agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 2020, Buxton batted .254 with 19 runs scored, 13 home runs, 27 RBI, and two stolen bases in 39 games. Buxton turns 27 in a couple of weeks and possesses elite athleticism but has had trouble with injuries and consistent production throughout his career. For fantasy managers, he offers both a high ceiling and a low floor for 2021.


David Hale has agreed to a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Phillies, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hale registered a 3.71 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and a 14:4 K/BB across 17 innings between the Yankees and Phillies in 2020. He'll work as a reliever for Philadelphia in 2021.


The Phillies and starting pitcher Zach Eflin agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eflin, 26, had a breakout of sorts in 2020, pitching to a 3.97 ERA while striking out 70 over 59 innings. His production was up-and-down over the course of the season, but he managed to finish the season strong with just three runs allowed over his final 17 2/3 innings.


Manny Pina signed a one-year deal with the Brewers, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 33-year old catcher's deal is worth $1.65 million. His 2020 campaign was cut short after tearing his meniscus but should be ready to go by the time the season kicks off. He will compete for a reserve role this spring.


Pitcher Matt Andriese was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, the team announced. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 2020, Andriese made 16 appearances (one start) and pitched to a 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts over 32 innings. With more and more clubs utilizing openers, swing starters, and bulk relievers in baseball, Andriese could make for an intriguing budget-friendly option for innings. However, he is unlikely to have any kind of significant value in most fantasy formats.


Reliever Keynan Middleton was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, the team announced. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Middleton had a 5.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 13 appearances in 2020 before being optioned to the alternate training site. However, he was excellent over 27 appearances combined in 2018 and 2019 and is still just 27 years old, so he is likely to earn a big-league contract this offseason.


Reliever Hansel Robles was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday and will become a free agent, the team announced. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robles pitched to a 10.26 ERA in 2020 but entered the year coming off a season in which he saved 23 games with a 2.48 ERA. Still just 30 years old, Robles should find a robust market for his services despite the down year.


The Marlins and 1B/OF Garrett Cooper avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The agreement includes some incentives that could push the value of the contract to $2.05 million. Cooper posted a solid .853 OPS during the shortened 2020 season.


The Pirates and RHP Jameson Taillon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract. (Source: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taillon missed the entire 2020 season due to Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training, however.


The Phillies and RP Hector Neris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract. (Source: Jim Salisbury on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Neris posted a disappointed 4.57 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP in 24 appearances for the Phillies this season. Still, he's a valuable reliever who will wind up pitching in the later innings for Philadelphia next season.