7 players to watch at non-tender deadline

7 players to watch at non-tender deadline

As Friday's 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline nears, several Major League teams have decisions to make regarding their arbitration-eligible players.

Clubs will have to decide whether to offer contracts to players who are eligible for arbitration or are not yet eligible, but are on the team's 40-man roster.

A player who is non-tendered becomes a free agent and can then sign with any other team. A tendered player can negotiate the details of a contract with his club. If the two sides are unable to agree on a deal and the player is eligible for arbitration, a hearing will determine the player's 2017 salary.

Here is a look at some of the notable names who could be non-tendered before Friday's deadline.

Brett Lawrie, White Sox
Lawrie hit .248 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 94 games for Chicago last year, missing the latter half of the season with a hamstring injury and quad soreness. Lawrie is scheduled to earn approximately $5 million in arbitration if the White Sox choose to tender him, but he could prove to be a starter for an infield-needy team if he hits the open market.

Ben Revere, Nationals
Revere suffered an oblique injury during his first at-bat as a National in 2016, and he was forced into a part-time role upon his return. He hit .217 in 103 games, but his 9.1 strikeout rate was in line with his career mark of 9.3. The 28-year-old had three straight seasons hitting over .300 prior to last season and his .234 batting average on balls in play was well below his career .314 total. Revere will make around $6.5 million in arbitration if the Nats tender him, but he could bounce back elsewhere if non-tendered.

Statcast: Revere robs home run

Wily Peralta, Brewers
Peralta struggled with giving up the long ball last season in Milwaukee, allowing 1.34 home runs per nine innings. The 27-year-old righty went 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 198 2/3 innings in 2014 and could serve as a back-of-the-rotation starter for a team on the free-agent market. He'll make around $4.5 million in arbitration if he stays with the Brewers.

Scooter Gennett, Brewers
Gennett hit .263 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs in 136 games with Milwaukee in 2016. The home run and RBIs totals were career highs for the 26-year-old second baseman, as were his 58 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Gennett will make around $3 million in arbitration if tendered.

A.J. Griffin, Rangers
Griffin had a tough time regaining his form in 2016 after a two-year layoff from the Majors. Returning from Tommy John surgery, Griffin went 7-4 with a 5.07 ERA in 119 innings for Texas last season. He went 21-11 with a 3.60 ERA with Oakland from 2012-13 and could be worth a shot for a team looking for pitching depth if he leaves the Rangers. The 28-year-old will make around $2 million in arbitration.

Griffin tosses six scoreless

Avisail Garcia, White Sox
Garcia, 25, is a career .258 hitter who clubbed 25 home runs over the past two seasons for Chicago. He can play all three outfield positions and is scheduled to make around $3.5 million in arbitration in 2017. If non-tendered, Garcia could be a nice addition for a team seeking a corner outfielder. He comes with postseason experience, having helped the Tigers beat the Yankees in the 2012 American League Championship Series, in which when he went 5-for-11 (.455) with three RBIs.

Yonder Alonso, Athletics
A former first-round pick by the Reds in 2008, Alonso has hit for a .269 average over his seven-year career. He played in 156 games during his first season in Oakland, batting .253 with seven home runs, 34 doubles and 56 RBIs. The 29-year-old first baseman is scheduled to earn about $4 million in arbitration. Alonso would garner interest as a potential starting first baseman for a team in need on the free-agent market if non-tendered.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.