Tendering Contracts to Unsigned Players on MLB Reserve List

If an unsigned player is not tendered a contract on December 2nd (or December 1st if December 2nd falls on a Saturday, or November 30th if December 2nd falls on a Sunday), the player is said to be "Non-Tendered," he is immediately removed from his club's MLB 40-man roster, and he becomes an unrestricted free-agent, free to sign a major league or minor league contract with any club, including the club that non-tendered the player. A "Non-Tendered" player receives no termination pay, and the player's former club receives no compensation if the player subsequently signs with another club.

Each unsigned player on an MLB 40-man roster who is tendered a contract must be offered at least the MLB minimum salary ($507,500 in 2016) and (with a couple of exceptions) at least 80% of the player's previous season's salary, and at least 70% of the player's salary from two seasons back.

Some players have a "minor league split" salary in their contract which they are paid if they are sent to the minors. In most cases, a player's minor league "split" salary must be at least 60% of the player's salary from the previous season. The one exception is if a free-agent signs a major league contract with a minor league "split" salary, the "60% rule" does not apply

The minor league "split" minimum salary in 2016 is $41,400 for players with no MLB Service Time who are on an MLB 40-man roster for the first time, with $82,700 the minimum minor league "split" salary for all other players.

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  • Hi Arizona Phil,

    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 3 hours 42 min ago view
  • bruh...

    crunch 4 hours 56 min ago view
  • O&B: Cease was apparently working on his off-speed pitches in his first & thrd innings, because in his second inning of work he just blew the D'backs away with high-velocity gas (that's when he hit 99-100 and struck out the side). 

    Arizona Phil 5 hours 15 min ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 5 hours 20 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 5 hours 26 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 5 hours 28 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 5 hours 40 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 5 hours 58 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 6 hours 21 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 9 hours 26 min ago view
  • Thanks for the post AZ. That's a huge attendance. Scouts must be excited about somebody.

    Would you say Cease's performance was a result of working on his change or was it just a bad outing? And isn't Ademan some ridiculous age, like 17 or something?What are your thoughts on him?

    Old and Blue 9 hours 33 min ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

    Transmission 12 hours 5 min ago view
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    Shane Victorino was released. Will have more details later. He was on Iowa #Cubs roster

    QuietMan 12 hours 49 min ago view
  • *tumbleweeds*

    wonder if he was released to retire or to try to latch on with someone else...

    crunch 12 hours 51 min ago view
  • Tommy Birch [email protected] 4m4 minutes ago

    Shane Victorino's locker at Principal Park is cleared out. #Cubs #MiLB

    QuietMan 13 hours 15 min ago view
  • So, let me just make sure I understand... I could say something like the following, for example:

    ryno: Off the record, I think that play was literally worse than Hitler.

    ?

    Ryno 13 hours 23 min ago view