As many of you know the rules in the CBA could force a new group of FA to look for a home in the coming weeks. I won’t pretend to know the exact rule but there is money and years involved. We heard earlier in the spring that a guy like Ankiel could be available if he doesn’t make the Nats roster. Last night MLBTR posted this:
Hidden in this link was the following:
“Felix Pie and Ryan Spilborghs can each opt out of their minor league contracts with the Indians on April 3, tweets MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian. Fred Lewis, another non-roster invitee, can opt out on June 1.”
So there are at least 2 guys with CF experience that could hit the market from just the Indians. One would expect that there will be other candidates as well.