The Cubs have non-tendered outfielder/DH José Martínez, a source confirmed, making him a free agent.

The Cubs acquired Martínez from the Rays ahead of the 2020 trade deadline and the 32-year-old went 0-for-21 in 10 games. They optioned him to their South Bend alternate site in early September to get him more at-bats, recalling him later in the month.

Martínez was arbitration-eligible through 2022 and projected to make around $2 million next season.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT is the deadline for tendering arbitration-eligible players under club control. The Cubs haven't announced any decisions, but they have some potentially tough calls to make on Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber, among others.

 

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