Posted by tufft on 11/26/2013 2:15:00 PM (view original):
Posted by asexton065 on 11/26/2013 1:17:00 PM (view original):I've tested revokable waivers about 100 times and believe it's true - no penalty. I'm not 100% sure about irrevocable waivers or designating for assignment.
Putting a player on revokable waivers does not do anything to their ratings. As Perez's owner I know that it was only revokable waivers.
I don't think there's any penalty even for irrevocable waivers or DFA-- if the guy clears waivers and gets assigned to the minors, then there can be a demotion penalty, but you you waive/DFA someone and he gets claimed and kept at the same level, I'm pretty sure there's no penalty with that.
For that matter-- no penalty with release, either, or you'd see it with all the arb guys that get released.