Wasn't sure which forum this would be appropriate for but I have four questions.
First: Could a player in the independent leagues have his contract bought out mid-season by a ML team
and put directly on their forty man roster?
Second: If the answer to the above is yes, then - though I know it would be highly unlikely - could that player
theoretically go straight to the Majors and bypass the Minors if he was some phenomenon that had been overlooked
in normal channels?
Third: If a player is drafted during one of the summer ML tryout camps, does that player go directly into the
Minors, mid-season, or are they being drafted for the following year?
Finally, another unlikely situation, but is there anything that prevents a ML team from signing a "walk on" tryout,
say, up to the start of September when the roster is locked in?
I'm writing a story partly based in the great world of baseball and could use any help on these questions.
Thanks and everybody have a great day.