Hunter Strickland and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez became free agents when the Giants declined to tender them contracts for the 2019 season by a Friday afternoon deadline. Both were eligible for salary arbitration.

Two others, second baseman Joe Panik and reliever Sam Dyson, agreed to terms on one-year deals worth $3.85 million and $5 million, respectively. A fifth arbitration-eligible player, closer Will Smith, was tendered a contract without yet agreeing to terms, preventing him from free agency.