MLB free agency: Live updates, rumors as baseball’s hot stove reignites after lockdown ends

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday afternoon. The landlord-imposed lockout has ended, some 99 days after it began. It is the second longest work stoppage in baseball history, second only to the 1994-95 players’ strike (232 days).

The end of the lockout means baseball is back to business, which means trades and free agent signings can once again be made. Yes, it’s hot stove season again, and we could see another flurry of movement in the coming hours with spring training camps set to open this weekend.

Prior to the lockout, seven of CBS Sports’ top 10 free agents had signed with teams. That leaves shortstop Carlos Correa, third baseman Kris Bryant and first baseman Freddie Freeman as the top names remaining. Others to watch include outfielder Seiya Suzuki (who joins MLB from Japan’s NPB) and closest Kenley Jansen.

These names all remain on the open market, but things started to move on Friday. Here are the notable steps taken since the lockdown was lifted on Thursday evening:

The next big fish to come off the board could be Freeman, who would be in talks with the Dodgers. To help you keep up with the latest deals from around the world of MLB, CBS Sports will provide live updates and analysis. Follow below.

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