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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
    Steven BaronCSeattle MarinersMLB6-0195R-R25.329SEA: 2009-1-33
    Brady DragmirePToronto Blue JaysAA6-0185R-R23.237TOR: 2011-17-529
    T.J. HousePCleveland IndiansMLB6-2215R-L26.356CLE: 2008-16-501
    Wynton BernardOFDetroit TigersAAA6-2185R-R25.269SDN: 2012-35-1065

    Recent Designated for Assignment (Last 50)

    DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedSince DFA
    Brett OberholtzerPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-1210L-L27.118ATL: 2008-8-250Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    John LambPCincinnati RedsMLB6-3185L-L26.108KCA: 2008-5-145Traded from Reds to Rays for cash considerations by Tampa Bay Rays
    Giovanni SotoPChicago CubsMLB6-4150L-L25.156DET: 2009-21-630Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Athletics by Oakland Athletics
    Paul JanishSS-3BBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2180R-R33.359CIN: 2004-5-138Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Patrick Kivlehan3BCincinnati RedsMLB6-2210R-R26.287SEA: 2012-4-131Outrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Nick BussOFLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2185L-R29.293LAN: 2008-8-247Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    A.J. AchterPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-5190R-R28.038MIN: 2010-46-1395Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Phil CokePPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-1210L-L34.076NYA: 2002-26-786Granted free agency
    Matt ReynoldsPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-5240L-L31.360COL: 2007-20-612Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Patrick Kivlehan3BSan Diego PadresMLB6-2210R-R26.273SEA: 2012-4-131Claimed off waivers from Padres by Reds by Cincinnati Reds
    Nick Noonan2BSan Diego PadresMLB6-0180L-R27.140SFN: 2007-1-32Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Bud NorrisPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0195R-R31.202HOU: 2006-6-189Granted free agency
    Bryan MorrisPMiami MarlinsMLB6-3175L-R29.176LAN: 2006-1-26Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Chien-Ming WangPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-3230R-R36.170UDFAReleased by Royals
    Robert AndinoSSMiami MarlinsMLB6-0170R-R32.143FLO: 2002-2-52Released by Marlins
    Tyler SturdevantPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-1170L-R30.266CLE: 2009-27-815Outrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays
    Michael RothPTexas RangersMLB6-1210L-R26.208ANA: 2012-9-297Outrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Casey FienPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-2195R-R32.325DET: 2006-20-592Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Taylor Featherston2BPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-1175R-R26.337COL: 2011-5-168Outrighted to minors by Philadelphia Phillies
    Ben Paulsen1BColorado RockiesMLB6-3205L-R28.315COL: 2009-3-90Outrighted to minors by Colorado Rockies
    Rafael Ynoa2BColorado RockiesMLB5-10162R-R29.030UDFAOutrighted to minors by Colorado Rockies
    R.J. AlvarezPChicago CubsMLB6-1180R-R25.090ANA: 2012-3-114Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Rangers by Texas Rangers
    Reymond FuentesOFKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0160L-L25.206BOS: 2009-1-28Released by Royals
    Nick TepeschPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-4200R-R27.329TEX: 2010-14-436Outrighted to minors by Kansas City Royals
    Kendry FloresPMiami MarlinsMLB6-2175R-R24.287UDFAOutrighted to minors by Miami Marlins
    Curtis PartchPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-5210R-R29.205CIN: 2007-26-799Outrighted to minors by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Kelvin MartePPittsburgh PiratesMLB5-9175L-L28.287UDFAOutrighted to minors by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Odrisamer DespaignePBaltimore OriolesMLB6-0195R-R29.154UDFAClaimed off waivers from Orioles by Marlins by Miami Marlins
    Hank CongerCTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0205B-R28.220ANA: 2006-1-25Outrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays
    Dean Anna2B-SSSt. Louis CardinalsMLB5-11180L-R29.284SDN: 2008-26-795Released by Cardinals
    Daniel WrightPCincinnati RedsMLB6-2185R-R25.153CIN: 2013-10-315Claimed off waivers from Reds by Angels by Los Angeles Angels
    Donn RoachPDetroit TigersMLB6-1190R-R26.263ANA: 2010-3-115Claimed off waivers from Tigers by Athletics by Oakland Athletics
    Kyle WaldropOFCincinnati RedsMLB6-3190L-L24.281CIN: 2010-12-367Outrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Matt Den DekkerCF-OFWashington NationalsMLB6-1205L-L29.023NYN: 2010-5-152Outrighted to minors by Washington Nationals
    Matt Dominguez3BToronto Blue JaysMLB6-2185R-R27.005FLO: 2007-1-12Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    William CuevasPBoston Red SoxMLB6-0160R-R25.323UDFAOutrighted to minors by Boston Red Sox
    Raudel LazoPMiami MarlinsMLB5-10175L-L27.142UDFAOutrighted to minors by Miami Marlins
    Collin CowgillLF-CFCleveland IndiansMLB5-9195R-L30.102ARI: 2008-5-168Outrighted to minors by Cleveland Indians
    Ashur TolliverPBaltimore OriolesMLB5-11155L-L28.220BAL: 2009-5-146Claimed off waivers from Orioles by Angels by Los Angeles Angels
    Kyle LobsteinPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3200L-L27.019TBA: 2008-2-47Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Steve GeltzPTampa Bay RaysMLB5-10170R-R28.303UDFAAssigned to Durham (AAA) by Tampa Bay Rays
    Kyle LobsteinPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-3200L-L27.018TBA: 2008-2-47Traded from Pirates to Orioles for Zach Phillips by Baltimore Orioles
    T.J. McFarlandPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3190L-L27.081CLE: 2007-4-137Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) by Baltimore Orioles
    Josh TholeCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190L-R29.304NYN: 2005-13-389Released by Blue Jays
    Julio BorbonLF-OFBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1180L-L30.189TEX: 2007-1-35Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Aaron LoupPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-0175L-L28.252TOR: 2009-9-280Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Alex PresleyCF-OFDetroit TigersMLB5-9180L-L31.033PIT: 2006-8-230Outrighted to minors by Detroit Tigers
    Logan OndrusekPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-8195R-R31.194CIN: 2005-13-392Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Drew StubbsRFTexas RangersMLB6-5190R-R31.325CIN: 2006-1-8Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Orioles by Baltimore Orioles
    Oswaldo ArciaLF-RFMiami MarlinsMLB6-0210B-R25.108UDFAClaimed off waivers from Marlins by Padres by San Diego Padres

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