POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 2-15-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
John Baker, C
Emilio Bonifacio, IF-OF
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Chris Coghlan, OF
Casey Coleman, RHP
Aaron Cunningham, OF
Charlie Cutler, C
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Tommy Hottovy, LHP
Walter Ibarra, INF
Ryan Kalish, OF
Mitch Maier, OF
Darnell McDonald, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Ryan Roberts, INF
Jose Rosario, RHP
Jonathan Sanchez, LHP
Brian Schlitter, RHP
Ryan Searle, RHP
Jeudy Valdez, INF
Chris Valaika, INF
Casper Wells, OF
Eli Whiteside, C
NOTE: Hunter Cervenka will be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA post-2014 if he signed a 2008 contract when he signed his "first contract" with the Boston Red Sox on 8-15-2008. However, if he was “Signed for Future Service“ (first contract was a 2009 contract), he will not be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA until post-2015.
SECOND CONTRACT MINOR LEAGUE FA:
Carlos Figueroa, INF
Humberto Garcia, INF
Chang-Yong Lim, RHP
Alan Oaks, RHP
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Orbandy Rodriguez, RHP
Roberto Vahlis, C
1. If an ARTICLE XX-B MLB FREE-AGENT signs a minor league contract at least ten days prior to MLB Opening Day, and then is either not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List by 3 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day, the player automatically receives a $100,000 retention bonus, and the player can unilaterally opt-out of the minor league contract on June 1st if he has not been added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or an MLB Disabled List by that date.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an ARTICLE XX-D FREE-AGENT who accepts an Outright Assignment and defers free-agency until the end of the season is not eligible to be a free-agent if the player is added back to an MLB 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season. If the player is not added back to a 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season, the player can file for free-agency beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up through October 15th.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an MLB RULE 55 FREE-AGENT is not eligible to be a FA if the player is added to his club’s 40-man roster by 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series.
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Don't they cut prices after all star break?
I would wait til then.
If handful is the betting point for interesting things happening at the major league level, I'll take the under. My heart hopes for more, but my head expects less.
Many interesting things should happen this season, and hopefully more than a handful will take place at the major league level.
Is this season worth watching?
I'm at a point where I may want to upgrade my Dish Network TV package so I can watch Cub games this summer, but I only want to do it if it will be worth it. I'd easily just pay the MLB.TV fees so I could watch it anywhere, but the stupid f***ing blackout rules put the brakes on that idea.
I've been tempted to get MLB.TV anyways, and just become a Pirates fan. Somehow, that seems better than paying more money to Dish Network.
Thank you, sir.
OMG, Az Phil's minor league reports are back! Love it!
CUBNUT: Willson Contreras was MIA today. I expected to see him working with the Tennessee squad, since he is likely ticketed for Daytona, and because the Tennessee squad presently has only three catchers (the other squads have 4-5 catchers each).
Wow you've hit the big time rob - I'm reading this off my Flipboard - first time I've seen a TCR article on it
oh god no...MLB network has given chris russo a TV show.
why? why are you doing this to your network? ...to us? why? oh god...why?
at least it's a day time 1-hour show. hopefully they won't dare show it as a replay during the evening. ugg.
Thanks, Phil. Any word on Wilson Contreras?
Urlacher is paid now to say reactionary things...a whole lot of nothing. Urlacher would have left the Bears long ago if they weren't willing to pay him enough. It's just business.
Everyone is a mercenary these days, whether we like it or not. 8 years is a long time to stay with one company.
Sorry AZ phill don't mean to hijack
Urlacher is an idiot
JD was rather awesome with the astros...but he knew the team rather well and that helped a lot in his banter.
it really seems like he came on board with the cubs without doing a lot of homework. i hope it gets better as he spends more time around the team (and i hope he's getting exposure to the kids in spring training). bob not only came on board having done his homework, he dove head-first into getting to know what's going on in the minors (beyond what his kid was doing) as well as the major league team.