Development List (Minor Leagues Only)

With approval of the MLB Commissioner, a player on a minor league Domestic Reserve List can be placed on the Development List if the player is at the parent organization's Minor League Spring Training Complex or at a club-approved training facility for the purpose(s) of conditioning and/or development, or if the player has been loaned to a club in another MLB organization, to a club in the Mexican League, or to a club in an independent MLB partner league
NOTE: There must first be an agreement in place between MLB and the partner league before players under control of MLB organizations can be loaned to a club in that league.   

A player on Optional Assignment from an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) can be placed onto the Development List of the minor league affiliate to which he has been optioned, but only with consent of the player.  

A player cannot be placed on the Development List for the purpose of injury rehabilitation or disciplinary action.

A player can be placed on the Development List only during his minor league club's regular season, the player must remain on the Development List for at least seven days, and the player must be reinstated from the Developmental List no later than the day after the conclusion of his minor league club's season.

A player on the Development List counts against the in-season minor league 180-man Domestic Reserve List (or MLB 40-man roster if the player is on Optional Assignment), but he does not count against the minor league club's Active List roster.  

A player is paid by the MLB club while he is on the Development List.  

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  • crunch 7 hours 40 min ago (view)

    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian
    After the Cubs came out to salute the fans, Willson Contreras remained on the field for several minutes to soak it in and wave to the crowd.


  • crunch 11 hours 55 min ago (view)

    pinch runner for contreras in the 8th...leaves to a standing O.


  • crunch 14 hours 2 min ago (view)

    chase anderson makes it 0.1ip, leaves with the bases loaded and cubs up by 3.

    some lazy fundamentals on defense and lack of making plays are to blame as much as anderson's poor control (3 walks, 1hbp).


  • crunch 14 hours 10 min ago (view)

    my god, the reds should be embarrased they exist.  we've seen them play a lot of terrible baseball this year vs the cubs.

    their owner has already hinted next year will not have any notable investment, too. fans are really sour on their ownership group.


  • crunch 14 hours 20 min ago (view)

    ...and a HBP.  legend.

    24th of the year.


  • crunch 14 hours 21 min ago (view)

    huge standing O for contreras.  "might be last home game version 3.0"


  • George Altman 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    If you run these projected FA salaries:

    Bogaerts or Turner -- $33-35m

    Josh Bell -- $18-20m

    Rodon  -- $25m

    Senga  -- $18-20m

    With Gomes, Hoerner, Madrigal, Happ, B. Davis, Suzuki, Mervis (DH) -- Stroman, Steele, K. Thompson, Wesneski, this team would fit under the CBT and compete for the Division. 

    That's absorbing Heyward, Hendricks, Bote salaries (if they can't trade Hendricks).

    If I was Hoyer, that's what I would do. By end of 2023 or early 2024, they could have PCA, Amaya, Wicks and Brown ready for MLB Roles.


  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    100% true, verified, and certified.


  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    thanks for filling in that info.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    CRUNCH: Both Nick Hull and Grant Kipp are polished college seniors and should be more than ready for South Bend in 2023. Whether their stuff will be good enough to get AA hitters out once they get there is another matter entirely (TBD). 

    Both Hull and Kipp throw a high percentage of strikes (both over 75%). Hull FB 90-93, SL 82-85, and CV 78. Kipp FB  88-92, CH 80-81, SL 81-82,  CV 77-79.


  • Jackstraw 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Things more common than discussions about Cubs excess competent SPs:

    Loch Ness Monster sightings

    Bulls dominant Centers

    Yeti footprints

    Great Bears QBs

    Verifiable Bigfoot on crutches photos.


    Things as common as discussions about Cubs excess competent SPs:

    Great White Sox managers


  • Jackstraw 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    In my limited viewing/keeping track via ESPN Gamecast my take is all of Assad, Thompson, and Sampson have all pitched like young players with potential....when they are "on" and have good stuff working they look very competitive but struggle mightily and flat out suck when they don't.  I think Thompson is a step ahead of the other two in that regard, with Steele a level better...either he has bad stuff more rarely or has figured out how to compete with B or C game better.  Don't know about Wesneski since I don't know if he's had a bad start yet.  Next step is how do they all adjust to the a


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  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    hoyer in the booth in the 4th inning for interview...saturday game.


  • crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    given the dumpster fire we've been watching the past 2 years, i'm glad this coversation about excess SP can even happen.

    the bats situation should be interesting.  some upgrade opportunities would displace in-house talent.  that could lead to trade opportunities.  it's hard to tell where the team will go in that direction.

    for those that aim for the moon, aaron judge turned down a 7y/210m+ extension from the yanks before the season began...before...