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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
    Preston TuckerOFHouston AstrosMLB6-1205L-L27.162HOU: 2012-7-219
    Jose RuizCSan Diego PadresMLB6-1190R-R23.055UDFA
    Hunter CervenkaPMiami MarlinsMLB6-1200L-L27.345BOS: 2008-27-832
    Micah Johnson2BTampa Bay RaysMLB5-10185B-R26.344CHA: 2012-9-291
    Zac CurtisPSeattle MarinersMLB5-9171L-L25.062ARI: 2014-6-180
    Luis YslaPLos Angeles DodgersAAA6-1185L-L25.129UDFA
    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
    Joey Wendle2BOakland AthleticsMLB5-11190L-R27.225CLE: 2012-6-203Traded from Athletics to Rays for future considerations by Tampa Bay Rays
    Kyle LloydPSan Diego PadresMLB6-4207R-R27.037SDN: 2013-29-868Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Micah Johnson2BSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-10185B-R26.337CHA: 2012-9-291Claimed off waivers from Giants by Rays by Tampa Bay Rays
    Orlando CalixteSSSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-11160R-R25.291UDFAOutrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Jaycob BrugmanOFOakland AthleticsMLB5-11170L-L25.307OAK: 2013-17-521Traded from Athletics to Orioles for Future Considerations by Baltimore Orioles
    Sam MollPOakland AthleticsMLB5-10184L-L25.322COL: 2013-3-77Claimed off from Athletics by Pirates by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Dylan BakerPCleveland IndiansAA6-2215R-R25.228CLE: 2012-5-173Claimed off waivers from Indians by Brewers by Milwaukee Brewers
    Kyle CrockettPCleveland IndiansMLB6-2170L-L25.341CLE: 2013-4-111Claimed off waivers from Indians by Reds by Cincinnati Reds
    Tim FederowiczCSan Francisco GiantsMLB5-11200R-R30.088BOS: 2008-7-232Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Mike Freeman2BChicago CubsMLB6-0170L-R30.083ARI: 2010-11-331Outrighted to minors by Chicago Cubs
    Jason GurkaPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-0170L-L29.273BAL: 2008-15-446Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Joseph ColonPCleveland IndiansMLB6-0167R-R27.228CLE: 2009-12-365Outrighted to minors by Cleveland Indians
    Felix PenaPChicago CubsMLB6-2186R-R27.221UDFATraded from Cubs to Angels for future considerations by Los Angeles Angels
    Dusty ColemanSS-2BSan Diego PadresMLB6-2185R-R30.151OAK: 2008-28-844Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Jose ValdezPSan Diego PadresMLB6-1167R-R27.201UDFAOutrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Richard RodriguezPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-4185R-R27.197UDFAOutrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Yadiel RiveraSSMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-2175R-R25.136MIL: 2010-9-279Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Barrett AstinPCincinnati RedsMLB6-1190R-R25.326MIL: 2013-3-90Outrighted to minors by Cincinnati Reds
    Onelki GarciaPKansas City RoyalsMLB6-3220L-L28.041LAN: 2012-3-113Outrighted to minors by Kansas City Royals
    Pierce JohnsonPChicago CubsMLB6-1170R-R26.125CHN: 2012-1-43Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Giants by San Francisco Giants
    Andrew FaulknerPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3180R-L24.361TEX: 2011-14-444Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Brooks PoundersPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-4270R-R26.347PIT: 2009-2-53Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Carlos MoncriefOFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-1210L-R28.307CLE: 2008-14-441Outrighted to minors by San Francisco Giants
    Fabio CastilloPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-1190R-R28.199UDFAOutrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Aaron BrooksPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-4220R-R27.131KCA: 2011-9-276Outrighted to minors by Milwaukee Brewers
    Kyle MartinPBoston Red SoxMLB6-6195R-R26.230BOS: 2013-9-263Outrighted to minors by Boston Red Sox
    Jayson AquinoPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1170L-L24.287UDFAGranted free agency
    Mike MorinPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-4220R-R26.125ANA: 2012-13-417Claimed off waivers from Angels by Royals by Kansas City Royals
    Vicente CamposPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-4195R-R25.040UDFAGranted free agency
    Daniel WrightPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-2185R-R26.154CIN: 2013-10-315Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Angels
    Shawn O'MalleySSSeattle MarinersMLB5-10155B-R29.249TBA: 2006-5-139Outrighted to minors by Seattle Mariners
    Jordan JankowskiPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-1210R-R28.108HOU: 2012-34-1029Outrighted to minors by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Jack LeathersichPChicago CubsMLB5-11205R-L27.050NYN: 2011-5-162Claimed off waivers by Pirates from Cubs and assigned to Indianapolis (AAA) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Nick TepeschPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-4200R-R28.325TEX: 2010-14-436Outrighted to minors by Toronto Blue Jays
    Dario AlvarezPTexas RangersMLB6-1170L-L28.227UDFAOutrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Brett EibnerOFLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3195R-R28.273KCA: 2010-2-54Released by Dodgers
    Joely RodriguezPTexas RangersMLB6-1175L-L25.292UDFAOutrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Jhan MarinezPTexas RangersMLB6-1165R-R29.020UDFAOutrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Kevin QuackenbushPSan Diego PadresMLB6-3195R-R28.277SDN: 2011-8-263Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Logan VerrettPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-2180R-R27.074NYN: 2011-3-101Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Tyler WilsonPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1180R-R27.341BAL: 2011-10-305Outrighted to minors by Baltimore Orioles
    Seth FrankoffPChicago CubsMLB6-5190R-R29.005OAK: 2010-27-815Claimed off waivers from Cubs by Mariners by Seattle Mariners
    Dayan DiazPHouston AstrosMLB5-10156R-R28.202UDFAClaimed off waivers from Astros by Angels by Los Angeles Angels
    Brock Stassi1BPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-2185L-L28.024PHI: 2011-33-1021Outrighted to minors by Philadelphia Phillies
    Kevin SiegristPSt. Louis CardinalsMLB6-5190L-L28.042SLN: 2008-41-1235Claimed off waivers from Phillies by Cardinals by Philadelphia Phillies
    Anthony BassPTexas RangersMLB6-2190R-R29.304SDN: 2008-5-165Outrighted to minors by Texas Rangers
    Enrique BurgosPAtlanta BravesMLB6-4200R-R26.280UDFAOutrighted to minors by Atlanta Braves
    Dillon OvertonPSan Diego PadresMLB6-2172L-L26.012OAK: 2013-2-63Outrighted to minors by San Diego Padres
    Norichika AokiRFToronto Blue JaysMLB5-9180L-R35.235UDFAReleased by Blue Jays
    Taylor Featherston2BTampa Bay RaysMLB6-1175R-R27.324COL: 2011-5-168Outrighted to minors by Tampa Bay Rays

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