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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  • I got the first one! Second one I'm not even sure what even/odd betting is.

    johann 26 min 13 sec ago view
  • any opponent preference for NLDS?

    Mets are down to 1 great pitcher instead of 4. Syndegaard may pitch Sunday which means if Mets win the WC game, he'd be set up for Game 1. There's a chance they clinch a spot by Sunday so he'd pitch the WC and then we'd probably get Colon for Game 1. They've certainly had the hottest bats over the last week and month out of the WC options.

    Rob G. 47 min 52 sec ago view
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  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 7 hours 47 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 17 hours 17 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 17 hours 24 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 17 hours 41 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 17 hours 42 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 18 hours 29 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 19 hours 7 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 20 hours 11 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 20 hours 15 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 20 hours 29 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 20 hours 45 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 20 hours 46 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 20 hours 47 min ago view