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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  • KOYIES BANSAW: I would say Aaron Brooks is comparable to Dallas Beeler. When healthy, they both provide AAA starting pitcher depth until somethng better comes up through the pipeline. Maybe the "26th man" when the Cubs need a 6th starter for a doubleheader. 

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 48 min ago view
  • he's destroying it for SD in the majors this year.

    23.1ip 10h 11bb 33k

    0.77era/0.90whip

    crunch 3 hours 47 min ago view
  • The Cubs had Ryan Buchter at AAA last year and he's death on lefties, but they let him walk away as a minor league FA post-2015. 

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 51 min ago view
  • f'real...didn't even streak or try to beat up a base coach or anything.

    crunch 4 hours 9 min ago view
  • After the game, jacos was DFA'd. #nohelp

    CTSteve 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • Richard proving once again that, if you are really bad, it doesn't matter which hand you throw with.

    Maybe time to find out what we have in Edwards?

    billybucks 4 hours 23 min ago view
  • Oof -- ugly game at the plate and from the pen, which was the hero yesterday.

    Sorry Jake -- you deserved better.

    billybucks 4 hours 24 min ago view
  • k.bryant playing SS...because fuck it, that's why.

    crunch 4 hours 28 min ago view
  • g.soto is doing horrible in AAA...unfortunately.

    unless they decide to bring up g.concepcion or make a trade we might have richard around a little longer.

    ...that said, it wouldn't surprise me to see him DFA'd after the game...the "lefty specialist" just let 3 lefties in a row get on base. ugg.

    crunch 4 hours 38 min ago view
  • Ahhh Richard with your 6.00+ ERA as a short reliever...

    You ain't gonna be on no Playoff roster.

    The E-Man 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • I'll give this to Richard: he looks the part of a good pitcher, straight out of central casting. It's a shame he struggles with the getting guys out part of the game.

    Eric S 4 hours 54 min ago view
  • Didn't take Richard long. He is an absolute disaster.

    billybucks 4 hours 59 min ago view
  • Thru seven innings the Cubs have more errors than hits and Zobrist has struck out 3 times. And now Richard is pitching.

    These things do not add up to victory

    Eric S 5 hours 2 min ago view
  • It was from about 15 years ago

    jacos 5 hours 4 min ago view
  • Guess I was on tv

    jacos 5 hours 4 min ago view
  • Vin Scully sang the seventh-inning stretch. Along with all the great things he is known for, he can sing! He sounded like Willie Nelson out there. And he gave a nice shout-out to Harry. What a class guy.

    fullykräusened 5 hours 8 min ago view