We have some news on hopeful Jacob Lindgren. Apparently he was non-tendered.
Bryan Hoch writes: "The Yankees resolved two of their potential non-tender situations this week with the outright releases of right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley, and they settled their business in advance of Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players by declining to offer a deal to left-hander Jacob Lindgren, who appeared in seven games with New York as a reliever in 2015."
So, for some of you, you have no idea what that means. MLBTradeRumors.com explains it wonderfully for all of you that don't get "non-tendered":
"To tender a player a contract is to offer a contract, but non-tenders refer to a specific kind of offer: offers of arbitration. Rules and precedent shape the kind of salary a player can expect through arbitration, and players under team control usually get raises through the process....Teams might choose to non-tender a player if they don’t have 40-man roster spots to spare or they view players as injury risks."
And notice that last part: "...don't have 40-man roster spots to spare or they view players as injury risks."
That is exactly the thinking when it came to Jacob Lindgren. And so, that's where we are.