ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER: Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
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 Aaron Cunningham, OF 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: Carlos Figueroa, INF Humberto Garcia, INF Chang-Yong Lim, RHP 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.
...there's a catch. He's owed $15.75 million in 2010, and the Blue Jays
want some of the Cubs' top prospects. No. 1, the team can't take on
Halladay's salary. The Blue Jays apparently have a wish list and Milton
Bradley is not on it. A player like highly regarded shortstop Starlin
Castro most likely is, and the Cubs don't want to part with him,
especially since they might only have Halladay for one year.
A good time to show your committment to winning Ricketts family - we're all counting on you.
Today is the first day that Draft-Excluded players can be sent to the minors (by outright or optional assignment), and it's also the first day that players selected in the Major League Phase of the December 2013 Rule 5 Draft can be returned to the minor league club from which the player was drafted (presuming Outright Assignment Waivers have been secured) or sent to the minors or released by the drafting club (if Outright Assignment Waivers have been secured and the club from which the player was drafted declines to re-claim the player).
The Rizzo triple should have been scored a double and an E-8 (the CF executed a kick-save while sliding to stop it).
Also Kris Bryant looked bad at 3B again, not being able to reach down and field a routine grounder that was scored an E-5 (maybe he is just too tall & stiff?), and then not being able to come in and field a swinging-bunt-bouncer and make a throw (a play most third-basemen make).
E-MAN: Stephen Bruno is wearing a wrap & pressure sleeve on his right elbow, and he isn't throwing overhand at all. He takes fielding practive with everybody else and he either flips the ball with his glove or tosses the ball underhand.
for those who have BP subscriptions, they reposted a longer article that is a hybrid of a 2004 writeup plus a 2009 interview with the Tommy John surgery originator, Dr. Jobe (in honor of the recent passing of Dr. Frank Jobe). Some interesting stuff about Hendry and Dempster from when Demp was recovering from TJ surgery.