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Major League Baseball’s free-agent list released by Players Association

The Major League Baseball Players Association released the following list of 139 players who became eligible Monday for free agency.

There are three Mariners on the list: right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and lefty reliever Joe Beimel.

Clubs retain an exclusive negotiating window with their former players until 9:01 p.m. PST on Friday. Prior to then, clubs must make a qualifying offer — a one-year guaranteed contract for $15.8 million — in order to receive a compensatory draft pick if the player eventually signs elsewhere.

A club receives no compensation if it fails to tender a qualifying offer. Players who receive a qualifying offer have one week to accept it or reject it. Players who reject an offer can continue to negotiate with their former club.

As of 9:01 p.m. PT on Friday, players are free to sign with a new club.

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