Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Some non-roster guys who are out of options:
Some of these guys were non-roster invitees who were re-assigned to minor league camp.
Obviously, that shouldn't involve options. For example, Galarraga never was on the Reds major league roster and his re-assignment doesn't involve options.
I'm assuming that when a player signs a minor league deal and attends spring training as a non-roster invitee, he can be "re-assigned" to a minor league team in the organization without exposing him to waivers.
So the Reds presumably can (or already have) reassign Hensley, Miller, Burriss, with no fear of losing them.
Olivo was different, a special status under the new CBA.
A player on the MAJOR league roster must have options or has to be exposed to waivers if sent down.
I assume this is how it works.