MiLB Roster Housekeeping: Rule 5 and More

With the World Series over now the business of the off season will commence. This includes the business of who’s potentially not going to be in your organization next year. Of course front offices will be deciding what players they could keep but don’t want to, none of us can predict how that will shake out, but there’s also the matter of Minor league free agency, and who’s eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
Below I’ll quote you the relevant rule, and take a look at who it applies to. One caveat before I begin: there are players lingering on the current 40 man roster who’ll need to be removed, either via a non-tender or simply being released, because the major league team has a low number of pending free agents (two!) and at least 3 or 4 (depending on whether they tender Devon Travis which seems quite unlikely) who need to be added off the 60 day DL – plus even more slots that need to be opened in order to protect important players for the Rule 5 draft. These players will inevitably be eligible for minor league free agency (at least) and be likely to leave the organization unless …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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