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Thread: Article XX-B Free Agents for 2014 Spring Training

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    Article XX-B Free Agents for 2014 Spring Training

    As most of you are aware, these are players with minimum six years of ML service who signed a minor-league contract this past off-season. With the exception of the Dodgers and D-Backs (March 17th), ML teams must make a decision on whether to offer the players a $100K retention bonus on March 25th, purchase the contract with the addition to add the player to the 40-man roster to be on the Opening Day 25-man roster, or to release the player. If the player is provided the retention bonus, his minor-league deal will also guarantee a June 1st opt-out clause if the player's contract has not been purchased and added to the active roster.

    The Dodgers, Pirates, Cardinals, Padres, D-Backs, Yankees, White Sox, Tigers, A's, and Rangers do not have any XX-B players in camp.
    Bold indicates player will be on opening day roster or 15/60-Day DL
    Players in Italics indicates player was released and re-signed to a new minor-league deal
    Players in blue received retention bonus and accepted their minor-league assignment

    RHP Freddy Garcia (released-Mar. 24)

    LHP Johan Santana
    IF Alexi Casilla
    OF Delmon Young

    LHP Rich Hill

    Chicago Cubs
    LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

    LHP Jeff Francis
    IF Ramon Santiago

    RHP David Aardsma (released-Mar. 21; signed minor-league deal with St. Louis)
    RHP Aaron Harang (released-Mar. 24; signed ML deal with Atlanta)
    OF Jeff Francoeur (released-Mar. 22; signed minor-league deal with San Diego)
    DH Jason Giambi

    RHP Nick Masset

    IF Cesar Izturis (released-Mar. 24)

    Kansas City
    C Ramon Hernandez (opt out-Mar. 23)

    L.A. Angels
    C Yorvit Torrealba (opt out-Mar. 23)
    1B Carlos Pena (released-Mar. 23)
    IF John McDonald
    IF Chad Tracy (released-Mar. 23)

    IF Ty Wiggington (released-Mar. 25)
    OF Reed Johnson

    LHP Zach Duke
    1B Lyle Overbay
    IF Mark Reynolds

    RHP Matt Guerrier (released-Mar. 24)
    OF Jason Kubel

    N.Y. Mets
    RHP Kyle Farnsworth
    RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka

    IF Ronny Cedeno (released-Mar. 25)

    San Francisco
    RHP Kameron Loe (released-Mar. 22)

    RHP Scott Baker (released-Mar. 24; signed deal with Texas)
    C Humberto Quintero
    OF Endy Chavez

    Tampa Bay
    LHP Erik Bedard (released-Mar. 25)

    IF Munenori Kawasaki

    LHP Mike Gonzalez
    RHP Luis Ayala (released-Mar. 19; signed minor-league deal with Baltimore)
    RHP Chris Young (released-Mar. 25)
    C Chris Snyder (released-Mar. 24; signed minor-league deal with Texas)

    I'll update this if/when players are released, retained, or promoted to the main roster.
    Last edited by Nutt; 03-27-2014 at 11:34 AM.

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    Today is the day that these players must be offered a retention bonus, contract purchased, or released.


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