MLB free agency 2023-24 tracker: Jordan Montgomery, D-backs finish things off with 1-year, $25 million deal

This year's extended free agency has finally come to a close

Jordan Montgomery becomes last big free agent to sign

The last of the big free agents have finally signed, two days before MLB's stateside Opening Day.

Former Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a 1-year, $25 million deal, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The deal reportedly contains a vesting option for a second year, which would pay the southpaw another $25 million.

Montgomery will now switch sides from the 2023 World Series and join an already solid Arizona rotation as the team looks to back up its National League pennant with its first division title since 2011.

J.D. Martinez reportedly joining the Mets

J.D. Martinez's long free agency, one of many this offseason, has come to a close.

The veteran designated hitter, coming off a bounce-back season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, reportedly agreed Thursday to a 1-year, $12 million deal with the New York Mets, according to the New York Post's Jon Heyman.

Blake Snell reportedly signing with Giants

Blake Snell will reunite with Bob Melvin in San Francisco. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $62 million contract that includes an opt-out clause after the 2024 season.

Snell was the No. 4 free agent on Yahoo Sports' top-25 list entering the winter.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Houston Astros were pursuing Snell, who was looking for a three-year deal that included two opt-outs. But the asking price was apparently too much for Houston, and Snell now lands with the Giants on a short-term deal with the $30 million-plus annually salary he was reportedly seeking.

Melvin, who was hired by the Giants in October, managed Snell with the Padres in 2022 and 2023.

The Giants will now be able to trot out the top two finishers in last season's NL Cy Young voting with Snell and Logan Webb.

Matt Chapman signing with Giants

Third baseman Matt Chapman agreed March 1 on a three-year, $54 million deal with the Giants. The deal includes opt-outs after both the first and second years.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Chapman will earn $20 million this season. He will then earn $18 million in 2025 and $16 million in 2026 if he doesn’t opt out.

At the beginning of this offseason, Chapman was ranked No. 8 on Yahoo Sports' list of the winter's top 25 free agents.

Cody Bellinger agrees to rejoin Cubs

Cody Bellinger's long free agency finally came to a conclusion early Feb. 25, with the All-Star outfielder agreeing to terms on a three-year, $80 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. He was the No. 5 free agent on Yahoo Sports' top-25 list.

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Bellinger will have opt-outs after the first and second years of his contract. He'll make $30 million in 2024, $30 million in 2025 if he remains with the Cubs and $20 million in 2026 if he remains with the Cubs for the final year of his deal.

Tim Anderson agrees to 1-year deal with Marlins

The Miami Marlins made a late free-agent addition Feb. 22, agreeing with shortstop Tim Anderson on a 1-year deal, sources confirmed Yahoo Sports. The deal is worth $5 million, with a $500,000 trade escalator.

Anderson, who spent his first eight MLB seasons with the Chicago White Sox, is looking for a bounce-back season to reset his value in 2024. The two-time All-Star is coming off the worst season of his career, in which he slashed .245/.286/.296 with one home run and an MLB-worst .582 OPS before the White Sox declined his option in November.

Even so, Anderson was among the top free agents still looking for a team as full-squad workouts began in February. He was No. 13 on Yahoo Sports' list of the winter's top 25 free agents.