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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    Arizona Phil 3 hours 53 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 9 hours 10 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 9 hours 11 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 9 hours 23 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 9 hours 24 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 9 hours 24 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 9 hours 32 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 9 hours 45 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 10 hours 18 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 10 hours 22 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 10 hours 34 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 10 hours 53 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 11 hours 13 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 11 hours 15 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 14 hours 14 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 14 hours 27 min ago view