ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER: Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT: Marcos Mateo, RHP
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
SIX-YEAR FREE-AGENT: Jeffry Antigua, LHP Lars Anderson, 1B John Baker, C Emilio Bonifacio, IF-OF Marcelo Carreno, RHP Lendy Castillo, RHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE) Chris Coghlan, OF Casey Coleman, RHP Charlie Cutler, C Paolo Espino, RHP Eduardo Figueroa, RHP Luis Flores, C Edgar Gonzalez, INF Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Tommy Hottovy, LHP Walter Ibarra, INF Ryan Kalish, OF Mitch Maier, OF Darnell McDonald, OF Jonathon Mota, INF Starling Peralta, RHP Carlos Pimentel, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP Ryan Roberts, INF Jose Rosario, RHP Jonathan Sanchez, LHP Brian Schlitter, RHP Ryan Searle, RHP Jeudy Valdez, INF Chris Valaika, INF Casper Wells, OF 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 Chang-Yong Lim, RHP Nate Maldonado, C Alan Oaks, RHP Yomar Pacheco, RHP Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP Orbandy Rodriguez, 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.
Seven Cub pitchers combined to throw a five-hitter, as the EXST Cubs and EXST Giants played to a 1-1 12-inning tie before a Memorial Day Weekend packed house at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa this morning.
Matt Cerda drove in three runs on an RBI single and two sacrifice flies, leading the EXST Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the EXST A's in Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in Mesa.
Just the idea that you trade a guy you don't like, or who had a bad year, is punitive. Is that what the Cubs have been doing? They release guys they don't like. If someone has trade value, they build him up, build him up, and trade him in July.
b.jackson finally hit a homer (vs KC). rizzo hits 2 HR off b.colon (vs NYM), his first of the spring.
m.olt goes 0-4...including a 12 pitch AB vs t.collins (KC) which he K'd on a 3-2 count.
ninja didn't have a good day 3.2ip 7h 3bb 1k 4r/er
rosscup has all but stamped his ticket back to AAA with another 'meh' outing giving up 3 runs. given that this is only his 3rd appearance of the spring, it seems like he was destined to be back in AAA anyway.
CUBSTER: Kyle Hendricks is Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2014, so the Cubs won't hold back adding him to the 40 during the season if he's the guy they deem most-ready for an in-season call-up. Same goes for C. J. Edwards and Eric Jokisch.
Other than the three pitchers (Hendricks, Edwards, and probably Jokisch), there are no Cubs minor league position players eligible for selection in the December 2014 Rule 5 Draft who would appear (at this time) to be likely candidates to get added to the 40-man roster in 2014.
Or, Chicago, where Packers and Lions go to up their salary. Peppers will be missed more than most think. Even when he wasn't getting sacks the last couple years, he was a big problem for defenses and he often compensated for defensive tackles who weren't as good at their position as he was at his. I think they had to let him move - just way too much money for the return. It was odd, too, how consistently his opponents were able to commit pretty flagrant holding penalties and get away with it - easy enough that I could see it on TV during routine plays.