Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???

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See question above ^^^

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He's on the 10 day IL with a wrist injury

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That doesn't make any sense though cause there are quite a few players that are on the IL but are still on their team, some who won't even be playing this year

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@ZFree1122 said in Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???:

He's on the 10 day IL with a wrist injury

If it was the 28 man roster that would make sense. Albies is still on the 40 man roster even though he’s on the IL.

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It makes zero sense to have him as a free agent. Same as Osuna for the Astros. I know Osuna needs TJ, but same for Sale and he is still a Red Sock

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Just stocking up on the cheap Albies for exchanges. He has to be added back to the Braves Roster. He is still on the 40Man roster.
SDS just screwed up... again!

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They TRY to keep IL players on 40-man rosters (See Corey Seager, Kiermayer, Cespedes in previous years).

But the new expanded rosters + covid means there are a LOT more players than usual. And in order to fit in everyone that's on the active roster, sometimes sacrifices must be made.

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Yeah it don’t make sense. Trey Mancini has legit cancer and is still on the orioles

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@SaveFarris said in Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???:

They TRY to keep IL players on 40-man rosters (See Corey Seager, Kiermayer, Cespedes in previous years).

But the new expanded rosters + covid means there are a LOT more players than usual. And in order to fit in everyone that's on the active roster, sometimes sacrifices must be made.

There’s still a 40 man roster despite the roster changes this year. Someone going on the IL doesn’t affect the 40 man roster.

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It’s to make room for whoever was added to the roster to not go over 40 in the inventory

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@The_Canuckler said in Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???:

It’s to make room for whoever was added to the roster to not go over 40 in the inventory

Someone going to the 10 day IL doesn’t affect the 40 man roster. He’s replaced on the 28 man roster by someone on the 40 man roster. The same 40 should still be listed. Felix Hernandez is still on the Braves roster even though he opted out and isn’t on their 40 man roster. He should have been dropped instead of Albies.

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Yeah, it really doesn't make much sense; especially when you consider the fact that they still have Felix Hernandez on their Live Series roster and he opted out of the season. You'd to have to think that a 70 OVR Felix Hernandez makes a lot more sense to take off the team and put in the Free Agents than an up-and-coming star like Ozzie Albies, who will almost definitely still play this season.

Roberto Osuna being moved to Free Agents is a bit more understandable but I still take qualm with it as someone who likes to use that card for Astros innings. They should have and could have moved Rogelio Armenteros, who is a prospect who will be out until 2021 at the earliest.

Tommy Kahnle is the only one that kind of makes sense since the Yankees really don't have anyone that could be moved that makes any more sense than Kahnle.

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Sooo if I start an online league with Braves and he isn’t on the active roster, will he automatically show up when he’s off the IL? Or will I be locked into this team as it is today without him?

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MLB expanded to a 60 man roster this year due to covid. I'm thinking it has something to do with that.

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@MrBrown3307 said in Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???:

@The_Canuckler said in Why is Ozzie Albies a free agent???:

It’s to make room for whoever was added to the roster to not go over 40 in the inventory

Someone going to the 10 day IL doesn’t affect the 40 man roster. He’s replaced on the 28 man roster by someone on the 40 man roster. The same 40 should still be listed. Felix Hernandez is still on the Braves roster even though he opted out and isn’t on their 40 man roster. He should have been dropped instead of Albies.

Whoever was added in the game they need to make room so they don’t go over 40

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They’ve literally done this every year, they did it in 18 when Corey Seager got hurt

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Although moving Felix might make more sense, technically he could be added to the active roster tomorrow (like Markakis did), while Albies could not, so they left Felix in and dropped Albies.

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Opt in deadline is over so Felix is our rest of year

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Meanwhile, Zack Collins in listed as a FA even though he’s been ok the active roster all along. They missed several other Sox updates in the last roster update, too

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Everyone talking about the bigger rosters and 60 man roster don’t seem to know how Mlb rosters work. Yes there’s a 60 player pool, but there’s still only a 40 man roster. When a player on the active 28 man roster goes on the short term IL, they stay on the 40 man roster and are replaced on the 28 man roster by someone who is on the 40 man roster already. Therefore, a player going on the short term IL, has nothing to do with the 40 man roster. 40 man roster is only changed when a player goes on the long term IL, 60 day I believe, gets traded, gets DFA, released, and maybe 1 or two other uncommon occurrences.