Baseball business question - what does this mean?

How are they not under contract AND not free agents? Doesn’t free agency simply mean that you do not have a contract next season, so you can negotiate/sign with anyone? (guess not)

At least the Yankees have some free time now to sort things out.

How are they not under contract AND not free agents? Doesn’t free agency simply mean that you do not have a contract next season, so you can negotiate/sign with anyone? (guess not)[/quote]

Could be that their contracts were minor league contracts? And that they are still binding after the regular season is over??

Just a guess.

Go to hell! :fume:

metaphorically speaking. :raspberry: :wink:

How are they not under contract AND not free agents? Doesn’t free agency simply mean that you do not have a contract next season, so you can negotiate/sign with anyone? (guess not)[/quote]

I know this is for the NFL and not MLB, but, maybe it will be helpful:

Assuming that the definition of “Free Agency” as used by MLB is similar to that above, there must be some situations where a player is not under contract, yet not free to negotiate with any team.

Sorry, I don’t know what such situations might be. Maybe this:

From the same Agreement cited above: