In addition to major league free agents — 157 players per Article XX B of the collective bargaining agreement — there are hundreds of minor league free agents as well, the latter group fulfilling at least seven years in the minors. The Dodgers have 26 minor league free agents, who as of Tuesday are free to sign anywhere.
Two played in the majors with the Dodgers this season, and another got a day on the active roster.
Will Venable, 33, was 1-for-18 (.056) with a double, a hit by pitch and two runs scored in 12 games with the Dodgers in 2016. The outfielder hit .276/.343/.404 in 46 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Zach Walters, now 27, was 0-for-5 in three games in July, playing seven innings in right field, one inning left field and one inning at first base.
Shawn Zarraga was brought up to be the backup catcher in the day in between A.J. Ellis leaving and Carlos Ruiz arriving in August, but Zarraga did not play, and was designated for assignment, removing him from the 40-man roster.
Five more of the minor league free agents were non-roster invitees with the Dodgers during spring training. Six if you also count Zarraga.
Pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla was claimed off waivers from Texas last offseason, and put up a 3.97 ERA in 111 innings between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, with 118 strikeouts and 40 walks. His ERA was 3.45 in 13 starts, and 5.09 in 18 relief appearances in 2016.
Outfielder Corey Brown hit .249/.314/.493 in Triple-A and led Oklahoma City in both home runs (23) and RBI (70).
First baseman and outfielder Alex Hassan hit .232/.340/.272 in 88 games for OKC and even pitched in two games, retiring three of four batters he faced, allowing only a walk and no runs.
Infielder Brandon Hicks, who turned 31 in September, hit 229/.328/.361 in 89 games for Oklahoma CIty. He started 30 games at third base, 29 at shortstop, and 16 at second base.
Outfielder Rico Noel hit .230/.276/.302 with eight steals in 11 attempts in his 47 games in Triple-A in 2016.
In addition, outfielder turned pitcher Jordan Schafter is among those players now free.
Baseball America has the full list of 534 minor league free agents around baseball. Here are all the Dodgers minor league free agents:
Pitchers (14): Logan Bawcom, Bonilla, LHP Alex Burgos, Daniel Corcino, Alfredo Figaro, Seth Frankoff, Felipe Gonzalez, Jeremy Kehrt, Josh Kimborowicz, Sam LeCure, LHP Jeff Malm, LHP Jordan Schafer, Gus Schlossser, Tim Shibuya
Catchers (1): Zarraga
Infielders (7): Lars Anderson, Josmar Cordero, Dalton DiNatale, Hicks, Drew Maggi, Noah Perio, Walters
Outfielders (4): Brown, Hassan, Noel, Venable
In addition to this group, Brandon Beachy and Casey Fien also became free agents in October, as players who were on the 40-man roster in 2015, but then accepted an outright to the minors.