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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
    Kirby YatesPLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-10170L-R30.029BOS: 2005-26-798
    Leonys MartinCFSeattle MarinersMLB6-1180L-R29.048UDFA

    Recent Designated for Assignment (Last 50)

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    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
    Ryan LamarreOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2185R-L28.148CIN: 2010-2-62Traded to Athletics for future considerations by Oakland Athletics
    Tim FederowiczCSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-11200R-R29.257BOS: 2008-7-232Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    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
    Jason GarciaPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-0185R-R24.144BOS: 2010-17-533Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Parker BridwellPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-4190R-R25.256BAL: 2010-9-268Traded from Orioles to Angels for future considerations by Los Angeles Angels
    David GoforthPMilwaukee BrewersMLB5-11184R-R28.185MIL: 2011-7-221Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Oliver DrakePBaltimore OriolesMLB6-4210R-R30.090BAL: 2008-43-1286Traded from Orioles to Brewers for future considerations by Milwaukee Brewers
    Clayton BlackburnPSan Francisco GiantsAAA6-4225L-R24.097SFN: 2011-16-507Traded from Giants to Rangers for Frandy de la Rosa by Texas Rangers
    John BarbatoPNew York YankeesMLB6-2185R-R24.275SDN: 2010-6-184Traded from Yankees to Pirates for future considerations by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Paul FryPSeattle MarinersAAA6-0190L-L24.259SEA: 2013-17-507Traded from Mariners to Orioles for future considerations by Baltimore Orioles
    Joey GunkelPBaltimore OriolesAAA6-5225R-R25.101BOS: 2013-18-533Traded from Orioles to Dodgers for player to be named later by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Jeremy GuthriePWashington NationalsMLB6-1200B-R38.001CLE: 2002-1-22Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Damien MagnificoPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-1180L-R25.321MIL: 2012-5-185Traded from Brewers to Orioles and assigned to Norfolk (AAA) by Baltimore Orioles
    Ty Kelly2B-3BNew York MetsMLB6-0185B-R28.261BAL: 2009-13-386Claimed off waivers from Mets by Blue Jays by Toronto Blue Jays
    Miguel CastroPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-5190R-R22.104UDFA
    Mike BlazekPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-0180R-R28.020SLN: 2007-35-1068Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Ray BlackPSan Francisco GiantsAA6-4220R-R26.280SFN: 2011-7-237Released by Giants
    Miguel CastroPColorado RockiesMLB6-5190R-R22.099UDFATraded from Rockies to Orioles for future considerations by Baltimore Orioles
    Mike BolsingerPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2200R-R29.064ARI: 2010-15-451Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Luke MaileCTampa Bay RaysMLB6-3195R-R26.055TBA: 2012-8-272Claimed off waivers from Rays by Blue Jays by Tampa Bay Rays
    Kirby YatesPLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-10170L-R30.007BOS: 2005-26-798Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Austin AdamsPLos Angeles AngelsMLB5-11185R-R30.225CLE: 2009-5-155Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Keith HesslerPSan Diego PadresMLB6-4215L-L28.017ARI: 2010-28-841Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Nick Franklin2BTampa Bay RaysMLB6-1180B-R26.030SEA: 2009-1-27Claimed off waivers from Rays by Brewers by Milwaukee Brewers
    Jason MottePColorado RockiesMLB6-0200R-R34.282SLN: 2003-19-575Released by Rockies
    Cesar VargasPSan Diego PadresMLB6-1160R-R25.092UDFAOutrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Tyler Goeddel3BPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-4180R-R24.161TBA: 2011-1-41Claimed off waivers from Phillies by Reds and assigned to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Evan MarshallPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-1195R-R26.344ARI: 2011-4-124Claimed off waivers from Diamondbacks by Mariners by Seattle Mariners
    Jumbo DiazPCincinnati RedsMLB6-0175R-R33.007UDFAClaimed off waivers from Reds by Rays by Tampa Bay Rays
    Spencer KieboomCWashington NationalsMLB6-0220R-R25.352WAS: 2012-5-174Outrighted to minors by Washington Nationals
    Christian Walker1BBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2225R-R25.329BAL: 2012-4-132Claimed off waivers from Orioles by Braves by Atlanta Braves
    T.J. McFarlandPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3190L-L27.255CLE: 2007-4-137Released by Orioles
    Richard BleierPNew York YankeesMLB6-3195L-L29.305TEX: 2008-6-183Traded from Yankees to Orioles for future considerations by Baltimore Orioles
    Francisco PenaCBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2197R-R27.120UDFAOutrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Nefi OgandoPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-2185R-R27.251UDFAClaimed off waivers from Pirates by Reds by Cincinnati Reds
    Deolis GuerraPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-5200R-R27.298UDFAOutrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Lisalverto BonillaPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-1164R-R26.235UDFAClaimed off waivers from Pirates by Reds by Cincinnati Reds
    Alec MillsPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-3165R-R25.069KCA: 2012-22-673Assigned to Iowa (AAA) by Chicago Cubs
    David RollinsPChicago CubsMLB5-11175L-L27.048TOR: 2011-24-739Outrighted to minors by Chicago Cubs
    Ty Kelly2B-3BNew York MetsMLB6-0185B-R28.202BAL: 2009-13-386Outrighted to minors by New York Mets
    Chad GirodoPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1183L-L26.001TOR: 2013-9-265Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Austin AdamsPCleveland IndiansMLB5-11185R-R30.171CLE: 2009-5-155Traded from Indians to Angels for cash considerations by Los Angeles Angels
    Phil Gosselin2BArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-1185R-R28.126ATL: 2010-5-164Traded from Diamondbacks to Pirates for Frank Duncan by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Pat LightPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-5190R-R25.313BOS: 2012-1-37Traded from Twins to Pirates for future considerations by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Byung-Ho Park1BMinnesota TwinsMLB6-1236R-R30.207UDFAOutrighted to minors by Minnesota Twins


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