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Designated for Assignment

+ Players removed from 40-man Roster
  • When a player is Designated for Assignment (DFA'd), he is removed from his team's 40-man roster but is still considered on the team until resolution of the status.
  • Within 10 days, the team must
  • Return him to the 40-man roster
  • Trade him
  • Release him (once he has cleared waivers)
  • Place the player on waivers (first 7 days only) for the purpose of outrighting him to a minor league team.
  • Outright the player to the minors
  • A player may only be outrighted without his consent 1 time in his career but he still must clear waivers.
  • Players on waivers may be claimed by other organizations.
  • Wikipedia Description
  • Pending Designated for Assignment

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    Mason MelotakisPMinnesota TwinsAAA6-2170L-L25.362MIN: 2012-2-63
    Aaron Hill2BSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-11195R-R35.095TOR: 2003-1-13
    Alex WimmersPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-2195L-R28.233MIN: 2010-1-21
    Christian Colon2B-SSMiami MarlinsMLB6-0180R-R28.039KCA: 2010-1-4
    Oscar HernandezCArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-0196R-R23.348UDFA
    Derek NorrisCTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0210R-R28.128WAS: 2007-4-130
    Chris Carter1B-LFNew York YankeesMLB6-4220R-R30.186CHA: 2005-15-455
    Eddie GamboaPTexas RangersMLB6-2195R-R32.183BAL: 2008-21-626
    Jeanmar GomezPPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-3168R-R28.261UDFA
    Michael SaundersCFPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-4205L-R30.213SEA: 2004-11-333
    Andrew AplinOFSeattle MarinersAAA6-0190L-L26.074HOU: 2012-5-159

    Recent Designated for Assignment (Last 50)

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    Bryan MorrisPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-3175L-R30.086LAN: 2006-1-26Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) by San Francisco Giants
    Stephen VogtCOakland AthleticsMLB6-0220L-R32.233TBA: 2007-12-365Claimed off waivers from Athletics by Brewers by Milwaukee Brewers
    Zach RosscupPChicago CubsMLB6-2205R-L29.013TBA: 2009-28-859Traded from Cubs to Rockies for Matt Carasiti by Colorado Rockies
    Chris YoungPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-10258R-R38.028PIT: 2000-3-89Released by Royals
    Tyler CloydPSeattle MarinersMLB6-2190R-R30.036PHI: 2008-18-556Outrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Zach LeePSan Diego PadresMLB6-3195R-R25.280LAN: 2010-1-28Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Asher WojciechowskiPCincinnati RedsMLB6-4230R-R28.179TOR: 2010-1-41Outrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Dillon OvertonPSeattle MarinersMLB6-2172L-L25.306OAK: 2013-2-63Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Padres and assigned to El Paso (AAA) by San Diego Padres
    Jason WheelerPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-6255L-L26.234MIN: 2011-8-268Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Adam WilkPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-2175L-L29.190DET: 2009-11-330Released by Twins
    Ryan LamarreOFOakland AthleticsMLB6-2185R-L28.207CIN: 2010-2-62Released by Athletics
    Peter O'BrienCTexas RangersMLB6-5235R-R26.336NYA: 2012-2-94Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Dodgers by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Dillon GeePTexas RangersMLB6-1195R-R31.049NYN: 2007-21-663Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Trevor Plouffe3BOakland AthleticsMLB6-1175R-R31.000MIN: 2004-1-20Traded from Athletics to Rays for future considerations by Tampa Bay Rays
    Neftali FelizPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-3180R-R29.043UDFAReleased by Brewers
    Rob ScahillPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-2205L-R30.118COL: 2009-8-241Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Jake EschPSan Diego PadresMLB6-3186R-R27.076FLO: 2011-11-343Released by Padres
    Tom WilhelmsenPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-6190R-R33.178MIL: 2002-7-199Released by Diamondbacks
    Drew RucinskiPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-2209R-R28.163UDFAOutrighted to minors by Minnesota Twins
    Edwin JacksonPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3190R-R33.276LAN: 2001-6-190Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Pat LightPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-5190R-R26.073BOS: 2012-1-37Claimed off waivers from Pirates by Mariners by Seattle Mariners
    Francisco PenaCBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2197R-R27.241UDFAOutrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Tom LaynePNew York YankeesMLB6-3185L-L32.220ARI: 2007-26-793Outrighted to minors by New York Yankees
    Shane RobinsonRF-CFLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-9165R-R32.222SLN: 2006-5-166Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Jhonny PeraltaSSSt. Louis CardinalsMLB6-1185R-R35.012UDFAReleased by Cardinals
    Joely RodriguezPPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-1175L-L25.207UDFATraded from Phillies to Rangers for future considerations by Texas Rangers
    Justin MarksPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3180L-L29.148OAK: 2009-3-92Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Michael MartinezSSTampa Bay RaysMLB5-9145B-R34.263UDFARefused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Paul JanishSS-3BBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2180R-R34.237CIN: 2004-5-138Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Rafael MartinPWashington NationalsMLB6-2195R-R33.020UDFAOutrighted to minors by Washington Nationals
    Deolis GuerraPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-5200R-R28.047UDFAAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA) by Los Angeles Angels
    Justin RuggianoCFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-2205R-R35.052LAN: 2004-25-748Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) by San Francisco Giants
    Emilio Bonifacio2BAtlanta BravesMLB5-10160R-R32.041UDFAGranted free agency
    Mike BolsingerPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2200R-R29.124ARI: 2010-15-451Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jason WheelerPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-6255L-L26.216MIN: 2011-8-268Traded from Twins to Dodgers for cash considersations by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Daniel WrightPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2185R-R26.058CIN: 2013-10-315Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Alen HansonSSPittsburgh PiratesMLB5-11152B-R24.221UDFAClaimed off waivers from Pirates by White Sox by Chicago White Sox
    Sam DysonPTexas RangersMLB6-2195R-R29.024TOR: 2010-4-126Traded from Rangers to Giants for future considerations by San Francisco Giants
    Tyler CollinsOFDetroit TigersMLB5-11200L-L26.356DET: 2011-6-197Outrighted to minors by Detroit Tigers
    Adam WilkPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-2175L-L29.169DET: 2009-11-330Outrighted to minors by Minnesota Twins
    William CuevasPDetroit TigersMLB6-0160R-R26.224UDFAOutrighted to minors by Detroit Tigers
    Miguel SocolovichPSt. Louis CardinalsMLB6-1155R-R30.306UDFAOutrighted to minors by St. Louis Cardinals
    Peter O'BrienCCincinnati RedsMLB6-5235R-R26.314NYA: 2012-2-94Claimed off waivers from Reds by Rangers by Texas Rangers
    Josh CollmenterPAtlanta BravesMLB6-4235R-R31.107ARI: 2007-15-463Outrighted to minors by Atlanta Braves
    Chris HestonPSeattle MarinersMLB6-4185R-R29.044SFN: 2009-12-357Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Dodgers by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Al AlburquerquePKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0150R-R30.345UDFAOutrighted to minors by Kansas City Royals
    Anthony ReckerCAtlanta BravesMLB6-2225R-R33.266OAK: 2005-18-551Outrighted to minors by Atlanta Braves
    Luis SardinasSSSan Diego PadresMLB6-1150B-R24.004UDFAClaimed off waivers from Padres by Orioles by Baltimore Orioles
    Mike OhlmanCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-4205R-R26.157BAL: 2009-11-326Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jake BuchananPChicago CubsMLB6-1221R-R27.236HOU: 2010-8-243Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Reds by Cincinnati Reds

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