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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
    Noe RamirezPBoston Red SoxMLB6-3180R-R27.238BOS: 2011-4-142
    Zach NealPOakland AthleticsMLB6-2209R-R28.280FLO: 2010-17-527
    Mike OhlmanCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-4205R-R26.245BAL: 2009-11-326
    J.P. HowellPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-0180L-L34.113KCA: 2004-1-31
    Jordan JankowskiPHouston AstrosMLB6-1210R-R28.089HOU: 2012-34-1029
    Cesar PuelloOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2195R-R26.133UDFA
    Jimmy CorderoPWashington NationalsAAA6-3195R-R25.288UDFA
    Mason MelotakisPMinnesota TwinsAAA6-2170L-L25.362MIN: 2012-2-63

    Recent Designated for Assignment (Last 50)

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    Christian BergmanPSeattle MarinersMLB6-1180R-R29.103COL: 2010-24-740Outrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Edward MujicaPDetroit TigersMLB6-2180R-R33.095UDFAOutrighted to minors by Detroit Tigers
    Mike BlazekPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-0180R-R28.150SLN: 2007-35-1068Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Chris Smith2BToronto Blue JaysMLB6-3180R-R28.359UDFAOutrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Arismendy AlcantaraSS-2BCincinnati RedsMLB5-10160B-R25.288UDFAOutrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Chris CoghlanLF-CFToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190L-R32.055FLO: 2006-1-36Released by Blue Jays
    Sam MollPColorado RockiesAAA5-10184L-L25.222COL: 2013-3-77Traded from Rockies to Athletics for future considerations by Oakland Athletics
    Scott Van Slyke1B-LFCincinnati RedsMLB6-5214R-R31.018LAN: 2005-14-436Outrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Dan RobertsonOFCleveland IndiansMLB5-8175R-R31.314SDN: 2008-33-1005Released by Indians
    Fernando SalasPNew York MetsMLB5-10198R-R32.072UDFAReleased by Mets
    Shane RobinsonRF-CFLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-9165R-R32.282SLN: 2006-5-166Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Tuffy GosewischCSeattle MarinersMLB5-11190R-R33.355PHI: 2005-11-337Outrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Mike BolsingerPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2200R-R29.189ARI: 2010-15-451Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jhan MarinezPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-1165R-R28.358UDFAClaimed off waivers from Pirates by Rangers by Texas Rangers
    Danny OrtizOFPittsburgh PiratesMLB5-11166L-L27.212MIN: 2008-4-126Outrighted to minors by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Ryan LavarnwayCOakland AthleticsMLB6-4225R-R29.364BOS: 2008-6-202Outrighted to minors by Oakland Athletics
    Ramon FloresOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-10150L-L25.131UDFAOutrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Andrew EdwardsPKansas City RoyalsAAA6-5255R-R25.302KCA: 2013-19-564Assigned to Omaha (AAA) by Kansas City Royals
    Conor Gillaspie3BSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-1195L-R30.016SFN: 2008-1-37Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Brett OberholtzerPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1210L-L28.031ATL: 2008-8-250Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Johnny Giavotella2BBaltimore OriolesMLB5-8185R-R30.022KCA: 2008-2-49Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    D.J. Peterson3BSeattle MarinersAAA6-1205R-R25.214SEA: 2013-1-12Claimed off waives from Mariners by White Sox by Chicago White Sox
    Dylan FloroPChicago CubsMLB6-2180L-R26.216TBA: 2012-13-422Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Dodgers by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Perci GarnerPCleveland IndiansMLB6-1222R-R28.230PHI: 2010-2-77Released by Indians
    Kirk NieuwenhuisOFMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-3210L-R29.359NYN: 2008-3-100Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Josh EdginPNew York MetsMLB6-1225L-L30.225NYN: 2010-30-902Outrighted to minors by New York Mets
    Peter O'BrienCLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-5235R-R27.015NYA: 2012-2-94Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Mike Freeman2BLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0170L-R29.361ARI: 2010-11-331Granted free agency
    Jordan LylesPColorado RockiesMLB6-4185R-R26.283HOU: 2008-1-38Granted free agency
    Wily PeraltaPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-2191R-R28.082UDFAAssigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Nick Franklin2BLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-1180B-R26.148SEA: 2009-1-27Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Diego MorenoPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-1177R-R30.006UDFAClaimed off waivers from Rays by Indians by Cleveland Indians
    Shane PetersonOFTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0195L-L29.167SLN: 2008-2-59Outrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays
    John AxfordPOakland AthleticsMLB6-5185R-R34.117CIN: 2005-42-1259Released by Athletics
    Luis YslaPBoston Red SoxMLB6-1185L-L25.091UDFATraded from Red Sox to Dodgers for cash by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Brett AndersonPChicago CubsMLB6-4215L-L29.176ARI: 2006-2-55Released by Cubs
    Luke FarrellPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-6200R-R26.047KCA: 2013-6-174Traded from Royals to Dodgers for cash considerations by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Craig BreslowPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-1180L-L36.350MIL: 2002-26-769Released by Twins
    Al AlburquerquePKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0150R-R31.044UDFAReleased by Royals
    Eric FryerCSt. Louis CardinalsMLB6-2215R-R31.329MIL: 2007-10-311Assigned to Memphis (AAA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Pete KozmaSSTexas RangersMLB6-0170R-R29.100SLN: 2007-1-18Outrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Neil RamirezPNew York MetsMLB6-3185R-R28.056TEX: 2007-1-44Outrighted to minors by New York Mets
    Tyler SmithSSSeattle MarinersMLB6-0180R-R26.019SEA: 2013-8-237Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Rangers by Texas Rangers
    Sergio RomoPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0185R-R34.138SFN: 2005-28-852Traded from Dodgers to Rays for future considerations by Tampa Bay Rays
    Ji-Man Choi1BNew York YankeesMLB6-1195L-R26.061UDFAOutrighted to minors by New York Yankees
    Rob Refsnyder2BNew York YankeesMLB6-0193R-R26.115NYA: 2012-5-187Traded from Yankees to Blue Jays for Ryan McBroom by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jacob TurnerPWashington NationalsMLB6-4205R-R26.058DET: 2009-1-9Outrighted to minors by Washington Nationals
    Lucas HarrellPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2200B-R32.044CHA: 2004-4-119Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jumbo DiazPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0175R-R33.140UDFAOutrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays
    Danny Espinosa2BLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-0190B-R30.081WAS: 2008-3-87Released by Angels


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