April 5th

Dan Straily – Signed

Veteran pitcher has signed with the Orioles. Over the past 7 major league seasons he has compiled a 4.23 ERA over 755.5 IP; his best season came in 2017 with Cincinnati when he pitched for 191.1 IP for a 3.76 ERA. 

Jake Lamb – Injury

Lamb has come down with a grade 2 quad strain. Skipper Lovullo told us that Lamb will miss aprox. 6 weeks on the IL. 


  • Jorge De La Rosa is now back with his former club on a minor’s deal
  • Cliff Pennington has signed with the Yankees after being released from the A’s.


I am sorry I can’t help but to showcase a nasty curveball thrown by a position player! Eddy Nunez!

Business of Baseball – Designate for Assignment (DFA)


When a player’s contract is designated for assignment — often abbreviated “DFA” — that player is immediately removed from his club’s 40-man roster. Within seven days of the transaction (had been 10 days under the 2012-16 Collective Bargaining Agreement), the player can either be traded or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

If the player is claimed off said waivers by another club, he is immediately added to that team’s 40-man roster, at which point he can be optioned to the Minor Leagues (if he has Minor League options remaining) or assigned to his new team’s 25-man roster. If the player clears waivers, he may be sent outright to the Minor Leagues or released. Players with more than three years of Major League service time or who have been previously outrighted may reject the outright assignment in favor of free agency.

Clubs may utilize this option to clear a spot on the 40-man roster — typically with the intention of adding a newly acquired player (via trade or free agency), a Minor Leaguer or a player being activated from the 60-day injured list.


In April 2014, the Toronto Blue Jays designated right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress for assignment. Jeffress went unclaimed on waivers and, having previously been outrighted once before, was able to reject the assignment in favor of free agency. Jeffress did just that and went on to sign a Minor League contract with the Brewers shortly thereafter.

Pitch of the Day Curtesy of @PitchingNinja

Business of Baseball Curtesy of MLB.com

Header Photo Curtesy of The Inscriber Magazine

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