MLB Free Agent Rumors: 11 Veteran Pitchers Available on the Market

With teams everywhere struggling with a skyrocketing list of pitching injuries, you'd have to think that some of the remaining free agent hurlers out there will be getting a serious look. 

In all, there are 11 notable veteran major league pitchers still out there to be had as free agents. Let's go through the list:

  • Rich Hill
  • Johnny Cueto
  • Brad Hand
  • Zach McAllister
  • Aaron Loup
  • Jimmy Nelson
  • Alex Reyes
  • Vincent Velasquez
  • Matt Boyd
  • Brad Boxberger
  • Trevor Bauer

Rich Hill, the ageless wonder, just turned 44, and is looking to pitch in his 20th major league season. He was with the San Diego Padres last season, his 13th different team. The results weren't encouraging, however, as in 10 appearances covering 27 innings, his ERA was a bloated 8.23. But as recently as 2022, he posted a respectable 4.27 ERA for the Boston Red Sox, and the year before he was even more serviceable, with a 3.86 ERA for the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays.

We brought you the latest news on Cueto this past weekend, the two-time All-Star who is looking to come back for his 17th major league season. 

Alex Reyes is a former top prospect who was also a top closer for the St. Louis Cardinals the last time we saw him in the majors, in 2021. 

And yes, there is also a Cy Young Winner on this list, but most everyone knows the Trevor Bauer story by now, and there still don't seem to be any MLB teams who are willing to take the P.R. hit that would come with signing the controversial Bauer. 

But with names like Spencer Strider, Eury Perez, Shane Bieber and many others being lost for the season or for significant time, we still might see some of the above names get a major league shot this year.