Greg Norton, Will Ohman and Julian Tavarez filed for free agency on Thursday, the first day that eligible players could officially declare their intentions to test the market.

Norton, a switch-hitting utility man who has played every position except center field, catcher and pitcher throughout his 12-year career, started off the season with the Mariners and went on to appear in 111 games for the Braves. The 36-year-old hit .246 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs while in an Atlanta uniform.

Ohman, a left-handed reliever, was in his first season with the Braves after spending his first five years with the Cubs. The 31-year-old made a career-high 83 appearances for Atlanta this season, going 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA while being used mostly in the seventh and eighth inning.

Tavarez signed with the Braves -- his third team of 2008 -- on July 8 and went on to post a 3.89 ERA in 36 appearances out of the bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander was used mostly in a setup role toward the end of the season.