Restrictions on Outrighting an Injured Player

1. An injured player cannot be outrighted to the minors during the MLB regular season.

2. Most injured players 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 reserve lists are filed in November, but an injured "Rule 5 Player" can be outrighted during this period only after Rule 5 restrictions have been removed, and an injured "Draft-Excluded Player" can be outrighted during this period only if Outright Assignment Waivers are requested by 2 PM (Eastern) on the 4th day after the final game of the World Series. 

3. An injured player who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career and who did not accrue any MLB Service Time the previous season, has not previously been outrighted to the minors, 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.

CAN BE OUTRIGHTED IF INJURED UNTIL 15TH DAY PRIOR TO 2017 MLB OPENING DAY (last updated 3-19-2016):
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4. An injured MLB Rule 55-eligible player 
who otherwise would qualify to be outrighted during the off-season and Spring Training can be outrighted only after has either signed a Major League contract for the upcioming season or had his previous season's contract renewed by the club, or agrees (in advance) to sign a minor league contract for the upcoming season (if the Outright Assignment is contemplated prior to a Major League contract being tendered). 

MLB RULE 55-ELIGIBLE  PLAYER - CAN BE OUTRIGHTED ONLY IF CONTRACT RESTRICTIONS MET (last updated 3-19-2016):
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5. An injured player with Draft Excluded Status who otherwise would qualify to be outrighted during the off-season and Spring Training can be outrighted only during a five-day window startng on the 20th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season up until the 15th day prior to the start of the MLB regular season.

DRAFT-EXCLUDED PLAYER - CAN BE OUTRIGHTED ONLY DURING FIVE-DAY WINDOW IN MARCH (last updated 3-19-201611-20-2015)
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  • Classic Scully - great stuff.

    Thank God we'll still have Hawk next season. (cricket cricket cricket)

    Eric S 1 hour 48 min ago view
  • Here's Scully's call on Bryant's 10th-inning homer:

    "And it's a long fly ball, a mean fly ball, and a gone fly ball."

    VirginiaPhil 3 hours 2 min ago view
  • When the Cubs were the old, hundred-year Cubs, one bad hop did not undo their opponents.

    VirginiaPhil 3 hours 5 min ago view
  • If only he was clutcher. More clutcher.

    Jackstraw 4 hours 24 min ago view
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    crunch 11 hours 36 min ago view
  • bryant 2nd HR of the night for a 2 run lead in the 10th? sure, why not. awesome.

    crunch 12 hours 4 min ago view
  • gawd...jansen's thrown 5 pitches in the past 5 minutes.

    wild pitch (and a K, boo) with heyward advancing! 1 out, heyward on 3rd.

    HEYWARD SCORES ON A 2nd WILD PITCH! TIE!

    crunch 12 hours 19 min ago view
  • leadoff double (heyward!) top of the 9th...RALLY!

    crunch 12 hours 26 min ago view
  • carlos ruiz is still coming up to "in the air tonight" by phil 'are you kidding me' collins in LA.

    many years ago before phil collins it was a soulja boy song.

    dude has odd taste in music. at least it's not yanni...i guess.

    crunch 12 hours 36 min ago view
  • Funniest skybox ever

    jacos 13 hours 17 min ago view
  • that was some joke ass official scoring giving him a double. either way, seager's on 2nd and soler's play in the OF is still sketchy.

    crunch 13 hours 25 min ago view
  • Schwarber is worse right?

    jacos 13 hours 29 min ago view
  • Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.

    Eric S 13 hours 46 min ago view
  • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

    crunch 14 hours 27 min ago view
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  • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

    Holy shit!

    jacos 14 hours 54 min ago view