Free agency will begin at 8 a.m. Monday for outfielder Josh Hamilton and five other members of the Texas Rangers from the season that ended with San Francisco's sweep of Detroit in the World Series.

Catcher-first baseman Mike Napoli and right-handers Mike Adams, Ryan Dempster, Mark Lowe and Roy Oswalt will also become free agents at the start of Major League Baseball's business day.

Right-hander Koji Uehara is expected to exercise the clause in his contract that allows him to take free agency despite being two years short of the service time needed to qualify.

Right-hander Scott Feldman will become a free agent if the Rangers do not pick up an option for next season, at a salary of $9.25 million. The Rangers are expected to turn down the option, pay Feldman a buyout fee of $600,000 and try to re-sign him to a more cost-efficient deal.

The Rangers retain exclusive negotiating rights to their free agents during the five-day "quiet period," which ends on Friday at 10:59 p.m. During this period, a player can re-sign only with his previous team, but other clubs can contact the player to express interest in adding him.