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MLB free agency: Live updates, rumors as baseball’s hot stove reignites following end of lockout


Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday afternoon. The owner-imposed lockout is over, some 99 days after it began. The end of the lockout means the return of the business of baseball, and that means that trades and free-agent signings can be made once again. Yes, it is hot stove season again, and we could see another flurry of moves in the coming hours with spring training camps 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. You can check our entire list herebut some other players worth monitoring include outfielder Seiya Suzuki (who is joining MLB from Japan’s NPB) and closer Kenley Jansen.

Those names all remain on the open market, but things started to move Friday evening. Carlos Rodn signed with the Giants, the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw came to an agreement and Andrelton Simmons signed a one-year deal with the Cubs.

To help you keep track of the latest in the world of MLB’s transactions, CBS Sports will provide live updates and analysis. Follow along below.