10-and-5 Rights

Definition

Players who have accrued 10 years of Major League service time and spent the past five consecutive years with the same team are awarded 10-and-5 rights. Under these circumstances, a player can veto any trade scenario that is proposed. In essence, 10-and-5 rights function as a full no-trade clause.

Example

In December 2015, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips reportedly declined to waive his 10-and-5 rights to facilitate a trade to the Nationals. Conversely, Phillies veterans Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley both waived their 10-and-5 rights to approve trades to the Dodgers, with Rollins doing so in December 2014 and Utley following in August 2015.