We'll keep track of today's outright assignments here..
- The Rangers assigned outfielder Joe Benson outright to Triple-A Round Rock, according to executive vice president of communications John Blake (on Twitter). Benson was designated for assignment by Texas earlier this week.
- The Cubs sent Eduardo Sanchez outright to their Triple-A affiliate, according to the MLB.com transactions page. Chicago designated the right-handed reliever for assignment three days ago. Sanchez, 24, registered a 1.80 ERA with 10.5 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9 in 30 innings for the Cardinals back in 2011 but has struggled to stay healthy in recent years.
- Those situations are resolved, but there are still a whopping 13 players left in DFA limbo, according to the MLBTR DFA Tracker. Michael Bowden (Cubs), Jordan Brown (Marlins), Edinson Rincon (Royals), Kensuke Tanaka (Giants), Dan Runzler (Giants), Dave Sappelt (Cubs), Hideki Okajima (Athletics), Mauro Gomez (Blue Jays), Daniel Bard (Red Sox), Juan Diaz (Indians), Taylor Teagarden (Orioles), Eric Thames (Orioles), and Tim Fedroff (Indians) are still in flux.
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