Awarding Waiver Claims

PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING OF WAIVER CLAIMS (TYPE OF WAIVERS):

If a player is claimed by only one club, that club is awarded the claim. If more than one club makes a claim, the club with the lowest winning percentage (regardless of league) either from the previous season (beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season through the 30th day of the MLB regular season) or on the day the player clears waivers (beginning on the 31st day of the MLB regular season through the last day of the MLB regular season) is awarded the claim. If two clubs with the same winning percentage make a claim, the club in the player's own league is awarded the claim. If two clubs from the same league make a claim and they are tied in the standings, the club with the lowest winning percentage from the previous season is awarded the claim. If the clubs are still tied, standings from two years back (or three years back, four years back, etc) are used to break the tie.
NOTE: Beginning in 2022, the waiver claim priority for a club claiming a player it had previously acquired via waiver claim in that same waiver period will be after all other clubs. If more than one club acquired the player via waiver claim previously in that waiver period, the waiver claim priority for those clubs would be in the same order as in the normal waiver claim priority list, but after all MLB clubs that did not acquire the player via waiver claim previously in that waiver period.  

PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING OF WAIVER CLAIMS (TIME OF THE YEAR):

1. Beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season and up through the first 30 days of he MLB regular season, the previous season's MLB standings are used to determine waiver claim priority. 

2. Beginning on the 31st day of the MLB regular season through the conclusion of the MLB regular season, the MLB standings as of 9 AM (Eastern) on the day the player clears waivers are used to determine waiver claim priority, with the previous season's MLB standings only used to break ties.

3. If a player has been claimed off Outright Assignment Waivers by a club within a given waiver period and then sometime later in that same waiver period the same player is placed on Outright Assignment Waivers by another club, the club that claimed the player previously in that waiver period will have last (worst) waiver claim priority if that player is placed onto Outright Assignment Waivers again in that waiver period. 
NOTE: If more than one club claimed the player off Outright Assignment Waivers previously in a waiver period, the waiver claim priority for that club or those clubs the next time the player is placed onto Outright Assignment Waivers in that waiver period would be at the bottom of the waiver claim priority list, sorted by the previous season's standings beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season through the 30th day of the MLB regular season, and the MLB standings as of 9 AM (Eastern) on the day the player clears waivers beginning on the 31st day of the MLB regular season through the conclusion of the MLB regular season.    

RESTRICTION ON MAKING WAIVER CLAIMS:

A club is not permitted to make a waiver claim and then trade the player to another club if the purpose or effect of the claim was to prevent a third club from being awarded the waiver claim. (A waiver claim that is judged by the MLB Commissioner to have been made for this purpose will be revoked).
EXAMPLE: Team "A" claims player off waivers. Team "B" also claimed the player, but wasn't awarded the claim because it had a lower (worse) waiver claim priority than Team "A." Team "A" then trades claimed player to Team "C," which has a lower (worse) waiver claim prioruty than Team "B."   

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36 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (four slots are open)  

Last updated 12-2-2022
 
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PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Ben Brown
Jeremiah Estrada
Kyle Hendricks
Codi Heuer 
* Brandon Hughes
Ryan Jensen
Caleb Kilian 
Mark Leiter Jr
Ethan Roberts 
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Adrian Sampson
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen 
Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

CATCHERS: 3 
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

INFIELDERS: 7
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Zach McKinstry
Christopher Morel
* Alfonso Rivas
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 6
Kevin Alcantara 
Alexander Canario
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki 
Nelson Velazquez

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