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Giants: Position-by-position list of available MLB free agents, potential fits

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning during a Major League baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning during a Major League baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 16: Jason Castro #15 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 16, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 16: Jason Castro #15 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 16, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Notable Free-Agent Catchers

  • Yasmani Grandal
  • Robinson Chirinos
  • Travis d’Arnaud
  • Yan Gomes
  • Alex Avila
  • Martin Maldonado
  • Stephen Vogt
  • Jason Castro
  • Francisco Cervelli
  • Matt Wieters
  • Russell Martin
  • Jonathan Lucroy
  • Bryan Holaday
  • Welington Castillo

With Buster Posey entrenched as the starter and top prospect Joey Bart rapidly rising through the system, the Giants will not be in the market for Yasmani Grandal, or even second-tier starting options like Robinson Chirinos, Travis d’Arnaud and Yan Gomes.

A reunion with Stephen Vogt remains a possibility, though he’s indicated he would like to play for a World Series contender as he chases a ring.

An experienced veteran like Martin Maldonado, Jason Castro or Jonathan Lucroy could help with the development of the young pitching staff, and no one from that group will cost much more than a couple million dollars on a one-year deal.

Unless the Giants think Aramis Garcia can handle backup duties, which wasn’t the case going into last season, someone from this list will need to be signed.

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