POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 7-19-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
Alberto Cabrera, RHP
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Charlie Cutler, C
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Chris Valaika, INF
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:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Manny Ramirez, OF
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Julio Sanchez, 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.
Updated through 7/24/14
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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Shawon Dunston, OF, Cubs (Low-A Kane County)
Duane Underwood, RHP, Cubs (Low-A Kane County)
BP writeup on 3 of the Cub farmhands not in the core:
Pat Bourque. There's a name from the past that gives me the heebie jeebies. How about another like Gene Hiser (Cubs' 1st round pick in 1970)? They REALLY didn't know how to draft and develop position players back then.
Dan Vogelbach is hitting 317/378/561 over his last ten games at Daytona, and he has gone 31 consecutive Plate Appearances without striking out and has struck out just once in his last 38 PA.
Look at the list, http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/ind...
More talent in that group of 20 than all of the Hendry years combined. The really sad part is when Hendry left, Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters were the crown jewel of his farm system.
Definitely a first in my lifetime, this minor league thing.
I remember reading the Sporting News long ago and every year looking to see how their ONE good prospect was doing. Then he'd come up to the majors, back in the day when there was no Internet, and you'd see a huge hitch in his swing, ala Pat Bourque. No warnings from forum posters, nothing. Just this awful hitch, and you knew, right then, that the guy you'd been watching in the minor league stats sheets was going to bomb badly.
Bring 'em up!!!
says he's being sent down to get a bit of a rest, won't report to Iowa immediately, Renteria thinks he'll be back in 10 days. We'll see...
Says Schlitter and Grimm may get the same treatment.
Russell and Baez both HR. Soler seems like he's a man on a mission.
...and then the 7th inning happened and this game sucks again.
these past 2 days of games vs STL has been great...tie game in the 6th
pinch hit HR by sureholds...first PH homer of the season for the cubs.
It's gotta be service time. If he stays down until September 1, it will probably delay his Super 2. If stays up he would definitely qualify after 2016. Considering how well he's pitched, it's a shitty move.
His era is under 1.00 ??!!
Discipline problem? Health problem? ML service time problem?
Former GM,Salty Saltwell throwing out today's first pitch. Az Phil tells some good Saltwell stories.
Sutcliffe throws a pitch too.