Originally Posted by Nugget
Won't be Bong as he is a pitcher. I think they will probably bump a position player. Just a question if a player is on the 40 man but has options do they still need to be DFA'd or can they just be sent back down. Because if they can then could if be Denorfia.
Just sending someone down on an option doesn't take him off the 40 man. You have to go the DFA route (or just flat out release the player) to get him off the 40 man, and the player is exposed to waivers before he can be assigned to the minors. Denorfia would surely be claimed, so it won't be him.