POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 7-19-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
Alberto Cabrera, RHP
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Charlie Cutler, C
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Chris Valaika, INF
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
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Manny Ramirez, OF
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Julio Sanchez, 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.
Updated at 4:35pm CST on 7/30/14
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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I don't think I've mentally prepared myself for the Logan Watkins era.
It doesn't matter how you spell it, it's still pronounced SureOuts
Hi guys! Perhaps we have evolved past the only criteria I have recognized when doing an assessment on a catchin prospect....
1st question: is his last name Molina?
No other questions apply....
I don't know anything about this guy. I just know the Braves have a knack for picking decent catchers.
this is the 2nd player the cubs have placed on "mystery DL" with a
non-existent very minor injury the past few days.
so we got airy/wood/jackson/hendricks/wada moving forward...with doubrant as the new wildcard in the mix.
You're just showing off spelling Schierholtz correctly that many times in one paragraph!
Jake Arrieta still being awesome, gets the win today; 7 IP, 7 K, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 H
Because Doubront is out of minor league options, the only way the Cubs would be able to get him "stretched-out" as a starter would be to place him on the 15-day DL and then send him on a 30-day minor league rehab assignment. That should give him enough time to get stretched-out as a starter, and then he can be reinstated on September 1st (when rosters expand) and can be used as a starter the last month of the season.
in other news, Phillies didn't trade anybody...
Len and JD on the air saying Doubrant is going on the DL and will be "considered a starter down the road" and that Baez will NOT be called up to replace Bonifacio.
I am not sure what you gain by releasing Schierholtz. Neither he nor Lake should be playing, but you have to replace them with someone. The only option is to promote someone from AAA who is not doing that well down there and having them suck just as much, sit on the bench and not get regular at-bats, and have their development stunted. I'd like to see Coghlan, Ruggiano, and Sweeney get the majority of the at-bats in the OF so we have a better sense of who will be useful next year, but beyond that it doesn't matter much if Schierholtz plays ever few days
Nice trade to braves. I am kinda pissed that I watched Sureoutz and Valbuena for half a year on a last place team going nowhere, and they are still here. Some serious bullshit. Valbuena should be a supersub, Olt should start the rest of the year to see what he has before the onslaught of infielders next year, and Sureoutz should be released.
If they don't there is a serious weak link in the system, which I will assume is Renteria.
BOB R: If I had to guess, I would say INF Chris Valaika will get called up from Iowa (although he will likely be be dropped from the 40 as soon as the season is over) and RHRP Kyuji Fujikawa will be reinstated from the 60-day DL (his 30-day minor league rehab assignment expires on 8/5). The Cubs will probably decline Fuji's 2015 club option after the World Series, though.
Do you guess Valaika or Watkins?
Any guess on who (if any) will be added to the 40 man?