What are the transaction deadlines?

 This article will explain the deadline for Lineup Changes, Daily transactions and Weekly transactions.


Lineup Changes (Bench/Active)

If your league allows daily roster moves and lineup changes (all Public Leagues allow daily moves, and Custom Leagues default to this setting), you may move players between bench and active positions up to the scheduled start time of their game.

This applies both to the player in the starting spot and the player in the bench spot that you are wanting to move.

Roster positions are locked based on scheduled start time, which may differ from the actual start time due to delays, ceremonies, etc.

Daily - Tomorrow transactions (Adds/Drops/Trades)

The default deadline to make all transactions (trades, waiver claims, and free agent pick-ups) for the following day is 11:59 p.m. PT each night. All completed transactions will then be reflected in your lineup for the following day.

So, if you add a player to your roster on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. PT, he will be available to your team on Thursday.

Please note: All Sunday transactions count toward the current week limit in Daily – Tomorrow leagues with weekly transaction limits.

Daily - Today transactions (Adds/Drops/Trades)

You will not be able to drop players in active roster positions after the start of a game that the player was scheduled to participate in. All transactions must be made prior to a player's scheduled participation in a game.

Once a starting player's game starts, you cannot waive them until 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time the next morning.

Players who are in bench roster positions can be waived at any time, even after their game has started.

Weekly transactions

Custom League commissioners may choose to keep this deadline or arrange their league so all transactions can only be made on a weekly basis.

If you choose to configure your league to use the weekly option, all transactions (including lineup changes) made during the week will be reflected in your lineup on that day of the week.

In order for a transaction to take effect in a given week, it must be completed by 11:59 p.m. PT on the day before your league's deadline.

So, if you choose to have all lineup changes occur on Monday, you will need to make all transactions by 11:59 p.m. PT each Sunday.

Also, bear in mind that your league may include a trading deadline. Click on the League Settings link from your league home page to view the configuration of your league.

Trade deadlines do not impact the ability to add players via waivers or free agency.


Learn how rainouts and doubleheaders affect lineup deadlines in Fantasy Baseball.

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