Former All-Stars Jonathan Schoop, Avisail Garcia and Shelby Miller were among the major leaguers who joined the free-agent pool Friday, after their previous teams declined to offer the arbitration-eligible players a 2019 contract.
Schoop, a 27-year-old second baseman, spent his entire career with Baltimore before Milwaukee acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline for three players. He hit .202 with four homers and 21 RBI in 46 games for the Brewers, then was 0-for-8 in the postseason.
"Look, it was a bad deal, and that's on me," Brewers General Manager David Stearns said. "We made a trade for a player we thought was going to be here for basically a year and a half, and I was wrong."
Like Schoop, Garcia, a White Sox outfielder, was a 2017 AL All-Star. He was limited to 93 games in 2018 because of discomfort in his right knee that led to surgery in October. He went from batting .330 to .236.
The White Sox also didn't offer a contract to first baseman Matt Davidson, who hit .228 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI in 2018.
The righthanded Miller, a 2015 All-Star with Atlanta, was acquired by Arizona in December 2015 in a trade that sent shortstop Dansby Swanson — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft — to the Braves. But Miller was limited to 29 games in three seasons with the Diamondbacks and went 0-4 with a 10.69 ERA in five games in 2018.
The Diamondbacks also did not tender a contract to reliever Brad Boxberger, who was 3-7 with a 4.39 ERA and 32 saves in 2018.
Oakland did not tender contracts to righthanders Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman, and the Mets did the same to infielder Wilmer Flores.
Gomes to Nats
Cleveland, which has been dangling pitchers Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco as trade bait, dealt All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to Washington. In return, the Indians acquired outfielder Daniel Jonson and righthander Jefry Rodriguez.
Gomes, 31, hit .266 with 16 homers and 48 RBI this season.
• Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the White Sox from payroll-shedding Seattle for catcher Omar Narvaez. Colome led the AL with 47 saves in 2017 with Tampa Bay.
• The Cubs offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining that his future with the team is not certain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife.
• Retiring third baseman Adrian Beltre said he is "completely happy" with his decision to walk away after 21 big-league seasons. "I'm looking forward to being there for my family every day," he said.