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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
    Chris HestonPSeattle MarinersMLB6-4185R-R29.044SFN: 2009-12-357
    Jake BuchananPChicago CubsMLB6-1221R-R27.236HOU: 2010-8-243

    Recent Designated for Assignment (Last 50)

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    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
    Chase D'ArnaudSSBoston Red SoxMLB6-2200R-R30.117PIT: 2008-4-114Claimed off waivers from Red Sox by Padres by San Diego Padres
    Mike Aviles3B-SSMiami MarlinsMLB5-9195R-R36.065KCA: 2003-7-192Outrighted to minors by Miami Marlins
    Francisco PenaCBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2197R-R27.216UDFAOutrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Carlos FriasPCleveland IndiansMLB6-4170R-R27.184UDFAOutrighted to minors by Cleveland Indians
    Steve Lombardozzi2BMiami MarlinsMLB6-0170B-R28.238WAS: 2008-19-571Outrighted to minors by Miami Marlins
    Jhan MarinezPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-1165R-R28.276UDFAClaimed off waivers from Brewers by Pirates by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Enrique BurgosPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-4200R-R26.173UDFATraded from Diamondbacks to Braves for cash by Atlanta Braves
    Michael MartinezSSCleveland IndiansMLB5-9145B-R34.240UDFATraded from Indians to Rays for future considerations by Tampa Bay Rays
    Jean MachiPSeattle MarinersMLB6-0160R-R34.101UDFAOutrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Yefri PerezOFMiami MarlinsMLB5-11162R-R26.076UDFAOutrighted to minors by Miami Marlins
    Jaff DeckerOFOakland AthleticsMLB5-10190L-L27.076SDN: 2008-1-42Outrighted to minors by Oakland Athletics
    Christian Colon2B-SSKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0180R-R27.361KCA: 2010-1-4Claimed off waivers from Royals by Marlins by Miami Marlins
    Peter O'BrienCKansas City RoyalsMLB6-5235R-R26.299NYA: 2012-2-94Claimed off waivers from Royals by Reds and assigned to Louisville (AAA) by Cincinnati Reds
    Neil RamirezPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-3185R-R27.349TEX: 2007-1-44Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Casey LawrencePToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2170R-R29.193UDFAClaimed off waivers from Blue Jays by Mariners by Seattle Mariners
    Adam WilkPNew York MetsMLB6-2175L-L29.151DET: 2009-11-330Claimed off waivers from Mets by Twins by Minnesota Twins
    Mike TonkinPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-7215R-R27.169MIN: 2008-30-906Outrighted to minors by Minnesota Twins
    Jose ValdezPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-1167R-R27.066UDFAClaimed off waivers from Angels by Padres by San Diego Padres
    Matt SzczurOFChicago CubsMLB6-1190R-R27.290CHN: 2010-5-160Traded from Cubs to Padres for Justin Hancock by San Diego Padres
    Drew StubbsRFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-5190R-R32.214CIN: 2006-1-8Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Justin MarksPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-3180L-L29.115OAK: 2009-3-92Claimed off waivers from Rays by Dodgers by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Mat LatosPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-5210R-R29.148SDN: 2006-11-333Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Danny SantanaSSMinnesota TwinsMLB5-11150B-R26.179UDFATraded from Twins to Braves for Kevin Chapman by Atlanta Braves
    Cesar ValdezPOakland AthleticsMLB6-1175R-R32.047UDFAClaimed off waivers from Athletics and assigned to Buffalo (AAA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Damien MagnificoPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1180L-R25.344MIL: 2012-5-185Traded from Orioles to Angels for Jordan Kipper by Los Angeles Angels
    Casey FienPSeattle MarinersMLB6-2195R-R33.194DET: 2006-20-592Outrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Shane PetersonOFTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0195L-L29.081SLN: 2008-2-59Outrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays
    Tommy MilonePMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-1205L-L30.074WAS: 2008-10-301Claimed off waivers from Brewers by Mets by New York Mets
    Neil RamirezPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-3185R-R27.339TEX: 2007-1-44Claimed off waivers from Giants by Blue Jays by Toronto Blue Jays
    Greg MahlePLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2210L-L24.012ANA: 2014-15-449Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Pete KozmaSSNew York YankeesMLB6-0170R-R29.017SLN: 2007-1-18Claimed off waivers from Yankees by Rangers by Texas Rangers
    Jarrod SaltalamacchiaCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-4235B-R31.361ATL: 2003-1-36Released by Blue Jays
    Raul AlcantaraPOakland AthleticsMLB6-3180R-R24.142UDFAAssigned to Nashville (AAA) by Oakland Athletics
    Chase D'ArnaudSSAtlanta BravesMLB6-2200R-R30.094PIT: 2008-4-114Claimed off waivers from Braves by Red Sox by Boston Red Sox
    Joey GunkelPLos Angeles DodgersAAA6-5225R-R25.117BOS: 2013-18-533Assigned to Jacksonville (AA) by Miami Marlins
    Chris Marrero1BSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-3210R-R28.296WAS: 2006-1-15Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Leonys MartinCFSeattle MarinersMLB6-1180L-R29.048UDFAOutrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Kirby YatesPLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-10170L-R30.029BOS: 2005-26-798Claimed off waivers from Angels by Padres by San Diego Padres
    Grant Green2BWashington NationalsMLB6-3170R-R29.207OAK: 2009-1-13Outrighted to minors by Washington Nationals
    Kirk NieuwenhuisOFMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-3210L-R29.258NYN: 2008-3-100Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Ty Kelly2B-3BToronto Blue JaysMLB6-0185B-R28.275BAL: 2009-13-386Traded from Blue Jays to Phillies for cash considerations by Philadelphia Phillies
    Mike HauschildPTexas RangersMLB6-3205R-R27.088HOU: 2012-33-999Returned to Astros by Houston Astros
    Tim FederowiczCSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-11200R-R29.257BOS: 2008-7-232Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Ryan LamarreOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2185R-L28.148CIN: 2010-2-62Traded to Athletics for future considerations by Oakland Athletics
    Tyler MooreLF-1BMiami MarlinsMLB6-1209R-R30.077WAS: 2008-16-481Assigned to New Orleans (AAA) by Miami Marlins
    Juan GraterolCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1170R-R28.060UDFATraded from Blue Jays to Angels for future considerations by Los Angeles Angels


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