Top free agents like Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke have gotten the majority of headlines this season. Trades involving James Shields and R.A. Dickey have provided flashy news as well.
Names like Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher are still available, and teams looking for an impact bat will likely look toward those players to change their fortunes for next season.
But there are still plenty of second- and third-tier free agents that can fill holes on playoff contenders or clubs simply looking to fill out their rosters with dependable major league veterans. Best of all, they won't cost nearly as much money as the marquee names.
Teams seeking power in the outfield or at first base have several candidates to choose from. Many arms that can provide bullpen depth—or perhaps make for a bargain-priced closer—are out there too.
Here are six free agents who can make an impact for the right team at a much lower price than the flashy, expensive names on the open market.