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):
NONE

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 he has either signed a Major League contract for the upcoming 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):
NONE

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 starting 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 9-6-2016)
Jake Buchanan, RHP
Tim Federowicz, C
Felix Pena, RHP
Rob Zastryzny, LHP

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  • I am once again reminded why I am happy that Theo is running the organization.

    Rob Richardson 3 min 22 sec ago view
  • if not they can just intentionally tank the team for 3-4 years and rebuild.

    what?

    WHAT?!?

    hahaha...sigh.

    crunch 5 min 55 sec ago view
  • Hopefully after the Cubs complete their sevenpeat :)

    Rob Richardson 17 min 19 sec ago view
  • They're the best in the business and have been for 12 years running now. The only question is when they'll get bored of it.

    Rob G. 20 min 36 sec ago view
  • I was right here. I don't require my GM's to be perfect, but I would like them to understand what wins baseball games (IMO controlling the strike zone and creating/avoiding outs), and knowing where the organization is in the success cycle.

    Theo and company have made and will make plenty of mistakes, but they seem to understand those two items pretty well.

    Rob Richardson 23 min 55 sec ago view
  • Now we're all Theo-believers, where were you when he signed Edwin Jackson? Or how about trading away DJ Lemehaiu? And not signing Samardzija to an extension? Or not pursuing Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols? Or signing Lester? Or trading away Cashner, Dempster, Feldman, etc?...I think I'm losing the narrative here.

    So his deal runs through 2021? Which pretty much coincides when all these guys are due to hit free agency.

    Rob G. 34 min 3 sec ago view
  • Great news.

    "Terms of the deal were not disclosed."

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17662846/chicag...

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 44 sec ago view
  • Theo inks five year extension

    PC tonite at PNC

    jacos 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • Not as a major factor, but could be a tie-breaker. But, yeah, on performance and experience, it's Coghlan.

    billybucks 2 hours 10 min ago view
  • Arrieta’s 2.85 ERA would be good enough to lead 26 other teams. He's 3rd on #Cubs behind Hendricks (1.99) and Lester (2.28)

    Rob G. 2 hours 16 min ago view
  • jacos 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • For sure! Russell and Baez are the first infielders in a while to make me think of star defensive players in football or basketball--it's almost like they force turnovers, and they definitely play the field with a degree of athletic aggression I'd expect from a linebacker.

    [Edit: Was meant to be a response to JB above.]

    Charlie 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • tebow hit a HR in the 1st pitch he sees in instructs..lulz.

    crunch 4 hours 27 min ago view
  • I don't think his issue(s) will have anything to do with it. He hasn't hit since he's been back. Coghlan has the hot hand.

    Tito 6 hours 52 min ago view
  • I'm not a denier but definitely a skeptic on Strop and Grimm, who struggle with fastball control. Strop doesn't go near the ninth inning, and note how Grimm couldn't close the deal even with a 5-run lead. So Felix Pena comes in and gets the 3-pitch game-ending strikeout like it was nothing.

    And how about Almora missing that very catchable ball? That was unexpected after all the hype about his glove.

    When Trea Turner misses balls like that--which he does--I draw conclusions from it. It seems to be the one chink in his armor. But I'll give Almora another chance.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 56 min ago view
  • Assuming Soler is good to go, I think it comes down to 3 of the following 4: Coghlan, TLS, Sczcur, Almora. Of the 4, TLS seems to be the hardest to justify, particularly given his behavioral issues.

    billybucks 7 hours 1 min ago view