Carlos Zambrano Put on Restricted List by Chicago Cubs

June 29, 2010 by  

As a result of Carlos Zambrano’s tirade on Friday, the Chicago Cubs have placed Zambrano on the restricted list. So what exactly does that mean?

The restricted list is a list of players to whom certain teams have contractual obligations, but are currently not a part of the team and may not play in an MLB game. Players on the restricted list do not count towards a team’s 25-man or 40-man roster.

Beginning Tuesday, Zambrano will be paid and has agreed to go through a treatment program that will have him away from the team until at least July 15th. A team does not have to pay a player on the restricted list, but in this case the Cubs will pay Zambrano.

In layman’s terms, the Cubs are buying themselves ...

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