A sure sign of having a young team, the Pittsburgh Pirates had just three players file for free agency.
Left-hander Jarlín García was set free when the Pirates declined his $3.5-million club option for 2024 on Saturday. He joins right-hander Vince Velasquez and designated hitter Andrew McCutchen on the open market and teams can begin to negotiate with free agents beginning at 5 p.m. Monday.
There is little question about the Pirates re-signing McCutchen. The franchise icon wants to stay in Pittsburgh and Bob Nutting, Ben Cherington and Derek Shelton want him back.