As many have noted in the comments, there seems to be several players that are in limbo — neither released nor appearing on any roster. The latest minor-league transactions (April 6-12 from Baseball America sheds a little light on the mystery. Ordinarily, I omit the moves I’ve already reported, but this is more complete rehash so that folks can see the swim-through necessary to do this.
RHP Hector Nelo
C’s Adian Nieto, Sean Rooney
RHPs Patrick Arnold, Rafael Martin, Shairon Martis, Dean Weaver, Zech Zinicola
LHPs Jack McGeary, Oliver Perez, Atahualpa Severino, Sammy Solis
C’s Derek Norris, Sam Palace
2B Matt Antonelli
IF-OF Justin Bloxom
C Miguel Perez
OF Roger Bernadina (since reinstated)
I checked on the transaction logs for the entire system this morning and the only previously unreported move is not really in our niche, but Henry Rodriguez has finished his rehab stint in Harrisburg and is beginning another in Syracuse. Some quick takes from the above…
…Nelo is a 24-year-old that was released from the Texas organization with a career 5.17 ERA in 102 games (9 starts)
…As BA themselves put it, the 7-Day DL is being liberally for the purposes of making the rosters. Chances are this is also the case for Tanner Roark.
…As previously reported, Adrian Nieto is serving a 50-game suspension for a PED infraction.
…The placement of Sean Rooney on the restricted list is pretty customary for a guy that declares retirement, a move that essentially reserves him in case he changes his mind.