It looks like some roster movement may have occurred. These transactions haven’t been announced, so they aren’t official. Yet. And, we can be assured that there will be more. But, it looks like the following assignments have/will occur among the full season teams –
- Deivi Grullon, Adam Haseley, and Jan Hernandez to Lehigh Valley;
- Trevor Bettencourt, Ismael Cabrera, J.D. Hammer, Mauricio Llovera, Adonis Medina, Sixto Sanchez, Edgar Cabral, Henri Lartigue, Arquimedes Gamboa, Harold Garcia, Raul Rivas, Luke Williams, Grenny Cumana, and Mickey Moniak to Reading;
- Rodolfo Duran, Nick Maton, and Jake Scheiner to Clearwater; and
- Colton Eastman, Tyler Fallwell, Abrahan Gutierrez, Rafael Marchan, Alec Bohm, Luis Garcia, Stoney O’Brien, and Malvin Matos to Lakewood.
The 40-man roster and most of the Lehigh roster are usually among the 60-70 players invited to spring training. I would anticipate that Grullon, Haseley, and Hernandez are going to receive invites to major league spring training (Grullon and Hernandez if they survive the Rule 5 Draft). Catchers are at a premium during ST, so Cabral and Lartigue are likely to receive invites as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if Alec Bohm, Cornelius Randolph, Mickey Moniak, Adonis Medina, Sixto Sanchez, Mauricio Llovera, and a handful of fast-tracked relievers also received invites.
Note: the Phillies signed a a 16-year-old, Cuban outfielder, Derek Escobar.
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- October 9, 2018 – Opening Day for the Arizona Fall League (AFL)
- October 12, 2018 – Opening Day for the Mexican Winter League (MPL)
- October 12, 2018 – Opening Day for the Venezuelan Winter League (LVBP)
- October 13, 2018 – Opening Day for the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM)
- October 22, 2018 – Opening Day for the Nicaraguan Winter League (LNBP)
- November 2nd of the last year of a player’s Minor League Uniform Player Contract, the player’s Minor League Uniform Player Contract shall expire and the player shall become a ‘Minor League free agent’ unless the player’s Major or Minor League club has remaining options to renew the contract. (Major League Rule 55)
- According to Major League Rule 3(b), “All Minor League Uniform Player Contracts between either a Major or a Minor League Club and a player who has not previously signed a contract with a Major or a Minor League Club shall be for a term of seven Minor League playing seasons.”
- November 2, 2018 – Opening Day for the Columbian Winter League (LCBP)
- November 6-8, 2018 – GM meetings, Carlsbad, CA.
- November 14-15, 2018 – Owners Meetings in Atlanta , GA.
- November 15, 2018 – Opening Day for the Puerto Rican Winter League (LBPRC)
- November 15, 2018 – Opening Day for the Australian Baseball League (ABL)
- November 17, 2018 – Last game of the Arizona Fall League (AFL)
- November 20, 2018 – Deadline for roster expansion to 40 players prior to the Rule 5 draft.
- November 26-29: MLBPA Executive Board Meeting, Dallas, TX
- December 9-13, 2018 – Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada
- December 13, 2018 – Rule 5 draft.
- TBA – (last year on February 14) – pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training (tentative: report on 2/13, first work out 2/14)
- TBA – (last year on February 19) – all other players report for full squad workouts (tentative: report on 2/18, first work out 2/19)
- TBA – Minor League Spring Training begins
The rosters and lists are up to date.
- organization’s rosters
- organization’s injury list
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (includes player info, assignments, …)