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free agent

A professional athlete who is free to sign a contract with any team.

free agency n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: agency - (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
delegacy, representation, agency - the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
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He manifested in his dog's brain the free agency of life, by which all the generations of metaphysicians have postulated God, and by which all the deterministic philosophers have been led by the nose despite their clear denouncement of it as sheer illusion.
The Templar loses, as thou hast said, his social rights, his power of free agency, but he becomes a member and a limb of a mighty body, before which thrones already tremble, even as the single drop of rain which mixes with the sea becomes an individual part of that resistless ocean, which undermines rocks and ingulfs royal armadas.
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Another option for Moustakas is extending his free agency into the regular season, which some prominent Scott Boras clients have done in the past.
James also assured everyone that his looming free agency won't be a distraction this season, as he plans to deal with it come summer time.
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We test the hypotheses that the negotiated first-generation contracts have a salary trade-off "discount" relative to comparable quality free agent players and whether the salary discount is smaller or larger when the first-generation contract extends into free agency.
While there's more scope for some private enterprise now via free agency and trading, the fundamental principle of the more poorly performed teams having first dibs on the best emerging talent remains (Connolly, 2013).
Signing Moore buys out his first two years of arbitration (2015 and 2016), and will delay Moore's free agency by two years (2018 and 2019) if the Rays exercise each of their option years.
During this early, pre-free agency period in team sports, a major goal in collective bargaining for players' associations was the attainment of free agency for players.
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95 million last season and will get a raise if he accepts arbitration, which will end his free agency.