Note, this chart can be easily referenced at anytime by clicking on the "Reference" tab at the top and then selecting the "Remaining Options" link.
As an FYI, any player on the 40-man roster but not on the active 25-man Major League roster is on what is called "optional assignment". A player on optional assignment can be moved up and down an endless amount of times in one season between the Major Leagues and minor leagues and it still only counts as one option. A player is considered to have used one of their three options when he spends at least 20 days in the minors in a season. Once all of the options have been used up on a player, a player is considered to be "out of options" and must be placed on and clear waivers prior to being sent down to the minor leagues.
One additional note, optional assignment waivers must be secured before a player can be optioned to the minors once he has reached the third anniversary of being added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List for the first time, or the two-year anniversary if the player spent one full season on Optional Assignment to the minors prior to being added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List for the first time, or the one-year anniversary if the player spent two full seasons on Optional Assignment to the minors prior to being added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List for the first time. Optional assignment waivers are revocable and can be withdrawn if a claim is made, but if a player is claimed off optional assignment waivers and the waiver request is subsequently withdrawn, the player cannot be placed on optional assignment waivers or trade assignment waivers for at least 30 days from the date the waiver request is withdrawn, and if a player is placed on optional assignment waivers a second time in the same waiver period, the waivers become irrevocable and the request cannot be withdrawn.
Last Updated: February 21, 2017
|Allen, Cody||3||Kipnis, Jason||3|
|Almonte, Abraham||1||Kluber, Corey||1|
|Anderson, Cody||1||Lindor, Francisco||3|
|Armstrong, Shawn||1||Logan, Boone||0|
|Baker, Dylan||2||McAllister, Zach||0|
|Bauer, Trevor||0||Mejia, Francisco||3|
|Brantley, Michael||0||Merritt, Ryan||1|
|Carrasco, Carlos||0||Miller, Andrew||0|
|Chisenhall, Lonnie||0||Milner, Hoby||3**|
|Clevinger, Michael||2||Morimando, Shawn||2|
|Colon, Joseph||3||Naquin, Tyler||3|
|Cooney, Tim||1*||Otero, Dan||1|
|Crockett, Kyle||0||Perez, Roberto||3|
|Encarnacion, Edwin||0||Plutko, Adam||3|
|Frias, Carlos||1||Ramirez, Jose||1|
|Garner, Perci||3||Salazar, Danny||1|
|Gomes, Yan||2||Santana, Carlos||1|
|Gonzalez, Erik||1*||Shaw, Bryan||0|
|Goody, Nick||2||Tomlin, Josh||2|
|Guyer, Brandon||0||Urshela, Giovanny||1|
* - Received a fourth option year for the 2017 season because he only has four full pro seasons after exhausting all three option years.
** - Per Rule 5 selection rules, cannot be optioned during 2017 season.