Buehrle’s Ten And Five Rights Kick In

The White Sox cannot trade Mark Buehrle without permission, since the lefty's ten and five rights kicked in last night. Buehrle has spent ten years in the major leagues, and has been on his current team for the last five, so he has earned the right to veto any trade. 

A month ago, when the White Sox appeared ready to sell, Buehrle's ten and five rights could have been a factor for GM Kenny Williams. The team is now in contention, so Williams told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that the club did not consider making a trade.

A.J. Pierzynski had his ten and five rights kick in last month after appearing in more than his share of trade rumors. But the White Sox, now 43-38 after a June hot streak, are now just a game out of first place in the AL Central. Click here for our complete list of players with upcoming ten and five rights. 


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7 Comments on "Buehrle’s Ten And Five Rights Kick In"


mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 1 month ago

I’m not surprised they let Buehrle’s 5/10 rights kick in. The organization thinks very highly of him; they probably wouldn’t have traded him without discussing it with him anyway.

5 years 1 month ago

As long as he pitches like he did two days ago I’m fine with it.

fitz
5 years 1 month ago

“and has been on his current team for the last five”

Should this read “for at least the last five” since Buehrle has spent his entire career with the White Sox?

Drew
5 years 1 month ago

No need. It works as it is. It’s just a threshold.

When you see, “You must be this tall to ride” at the amusement park, you don’t say, “Shouldn’t it say, ‘You must be this tall or taller to ride?'”

fitz
5 years 1 month ago

True enough.

Taskmaster75
5 years 1 month ago

It’s really too bad the White Sox like Buehrle that much. He would be incredibly useful in St. Louis right about now, as well as being in his hometown.

But at least he is on a competitive team.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

when his contract is up look for him to do one of two things, retire or sign a 1-2 year deal with the cards, he has said in the past he wants to pitch there becuase it is his home town team (he would kill in the NL) or he wants to retire, he wants to watch his kids grow up, either way he is a stand up guy and has enough money to do what he wants