Explaining Matt Chico's designation
The bottom line to the transaction the Nationals made this morning in regard to Matt Chico is this: Chico will remain on the 40-man roster and the Nationals are at no risk of losing him. The process that mase that happen is pretty involved. It's not radical, but not all that common, either. Assistant general manager Bryan Minniti decided on the procedure, which Mike Rizzo explained.
"It's a paper transaction," Rizzo said. "Because he's had over three years of service time, you have to get optional waivers on him before you option him back to the minor leagues. That takes 48 hours. Because he was in Double A, we brought him for only 16 hours, or one service, we couldn't obtain optional waivers on him. What we do is, we designate him for option. A lot of times, when you designate for assignment, it's for assignement for release. This is designate for optional assignment. On Monday, we will put him on optional waivers. He will get through, and then we'll send him back to Double A. He won't be claimed, he can't be claimed and we're not going to lose him."
I don't know that clears it up or further confuses things. But, again, the main point is that Chico's is not a typcial DFA. The Nationals stand no chance of losing him.
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