Here are today’s minor league transactions from around baseball, with the newest moves at the top of the post…
- The Cardinals outrighted right-hander Marcus Hatley and first baseman Dan Johnson off the 40-man roster and sent them to Triple-A, according to the club’s official transactions page. Both players were designated for assignment earlier in the week.
- Braves right-hander David Carpenter has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. Carpenter was designated for assignment last week and had the option of becoming a free agent, which he declined to stay in the Braves organization. Carpenter has only appeared in four games for Atlanta this season, posting a 7.36 ERA over his 3 2/3 innings of work.
- The Brewers released infielder Donnie Murphy, as per the Pacific Coast League’s transactions page. Murphy signed a minor league contract with Milwaukee in February and had a .257/.352/.371 line over 162 PA at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 32-year-old Murphy has appeared in parts of nine Major League seasons with five different teams since 2004.
- The Royals signed righty Paul Clemens to a minor league deal, according to MLB.com’s transactions page. Clemens posted a 5.51 ERA over 98 innings with the Astros in 2013-14 and a 5.54 ERA over 26 innings in the Phillies’ minor league system this season. He was released by the Phils in June.
- Chris Capuano has accepted his outright assignment from the Yankees and reported to Triple-A, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. The veteran southpaw had the option of becoming a free agent, though doing so would’ve forfeited the roughly $1.7MM still owed to him on his Yankees contract for the rest of the season.
- Angels right-hander Jeremy McBryde has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, the club’s communications department tweets. McBryde was designated for assignment earlier in the week. McBryde has a 4.07 ERA over 659 1/3 career minor league innings, though he’s struggled to a 5.63 ERA in 46 1/3 relief frames for the Halos’ Triple-A affiliate this season.
- While McBryde’s case has been settled, over 20 players are still in DFA limbo. Check out the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker for a full accounting of the players still awaiting their next assignment.
As a 6 + years of service player why would Capuano lose the rest of his salary?
If a player refuses an outright assignment, he forfeits the contract.
Basically, it says that your contract money is guaranteed but you can’t force a team to keep you on its major-league roster. His choice was to play in the minors but keep his contract, or give up the contract and the money attached to it to become a free agent and see what he could get from other teams.
If he had been RELEASED then he would get to keep his money and become a free agent, but that’s not what happened.
You need to read Article XIX paragraph A and B. A player with 5 plus years of service may refuse the assignment. It then falls on the club to release him or leave him on the 25 man roster! If they release him they have to give him his termination pay. The last player I can temember (6+ years) who refused the assignment and stayed on the roster was George Sherrill, Dodgers.
This topic gets confusing.. Where I think you are hung up is that players can refuse to accept the outright assignment and keep their entire pay is after the second time they are called up and designated.. But there are other instances where they are also able to refuse and get their contracts fulfilled.. Like I said it gets confusing when talking about veterans and one year contracts..
A player with 6 plus years can refuse the assignment and the club has to either keep him on the 25 man or release him.
A player with 4 plus years can also refuse the assignment but he can be released without his contract being paid.