Re: 2012 Minor League Transactions
Rhinehart was still on his initial minor league contract. I guarantee there's no way he was given a right to refuse an assignment. If he were a minor league free agent... maybe. But there's no way a guy on his first contract was given a right of refusal. That's just not done for initial deals. Those initial contracts are mostly cookie-cutter, with exception of the highest of draft picks where a few extra perks might be included.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda