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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell, Sánchez become free agents

Dec. 3, 2019 4:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration....

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Kevin Pillar follows through on a two-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The Giants allowed Pillar to become a free agent by failing to offer the outfielder a 2020 contract. Acquired from Toronto on April 2, Pillar hit .264 for San Francisco with 21 home runs and 87 RBIs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Outfielder Kevin Pillar cut loose by San Francisco Giants

Dec. 2, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants allowed Kevin Pillar to become a free agent by failing to offer the outfielder a 2020 contract. Acquired from Toronto on April 2, Pillar hit .264 for San Francisco with 21 homers and 87 RBIs. He made $5.8 million and likely would have received a salary of around $10 million...