jfg wrote:Clement got UT status because he played last year- enough to qualify at DH and that's it. It seems to me when I picked up Bailey last year I could start him right away and same goes for Braun at 3B. But, I might be wrong.
And if the reason Scherzer got RP status was because he was brought up to throw in relief that's not consistent. He was a starter all the time in the minors and when players are going to change position Yahoo waits until they get the games needed (like Braun in OF).
Having spent way too much time lately looking at the relevant code, I can assure you that at no point does the eligibility determination take into account at all what you did in the minor leagues.
Scherzer is a relief pitcher because it was publicly stated that he was being brought up to be a relief pitcher, and in fact when he was brought up, he was used in relief.