Restrictions on Outrighting an Injured Player
An injured player cannot be outrighted to the minors during the MLB regular season, but most injured players can be outrighted to the minors at certain times during the off-season:
1. An injured player with less than three years of MLB Service Time who does not qualify for Salary Arbitration as a "Super Two" and/or who has not been outrighted to the minors previously in his career, and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time the previous season, and who was not selected in the immediately preceding Rule 5 Draft, can be outrighted to the minors during a period of time beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until the 15th day prior to the start of the next MLB regular season.
CUBS ON 40-MAN ROSTER WHO CAN BE OUTRIGHTED IF INJURED UNTIL 15TH DAY PRIOR TO MLB OPENING DAY
Arismendy Alcantara, INF
Dallas Beeler, RHP
Brett Jackson, OF
Mike Olt, INF
Neil Ramirez, RHP
Jorge Soler, OF
Matt Szczur, OF
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, INF
2. All other injured players can be outrighted to the minors only during a period of time beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until reserve lists are filed in November, and an injured "Rule 5 Player" can be outrighted during this period only if Rule 5 restrictions have been removed, and a "Draft-Excluded Player" can be outrighted during this period only if Outright Assignment Waivers are requested by 2 PM (Eastern) on the 4th day following the conclusion of the World Series.