Posts in category TERMS & RULES

TERMS AND RULES: 40-MAN ROSTER

TERMS AND RULES: 40-MAN ROSTER

The 40-man roster is a list of all players currently reserved by a club at the major league level. At any one time, teams can have a maximum of 40 players on their roster (excluding the 60-day DL).  All the players eligible to play in a major league game are on the 25-man roster, but […]

TERMS AND RULES: FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

TERMS AND RULES: FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

Major League Baseball’s annual First Year Player Draft, also known as the Rule 4 Draft, takes place in June and was started in 1965. Rule 4 refers to the section in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that defines the draft.  The clubs draft in reverse order of their won-loss records from the previous season, with “sandwich […]

TERMS AND RULES: OPTIONS

TERMS AND RULES: OPTIONS

A quick look at the MLB transaction wire on just about any day will reveal players being optioned from the major league club to the minors. Here are the in’s and out’s of the system in regard to options. Once a player is added to his club’s 40-man roster, the club has three seasons to send him back and […]