Recent Non-Guaranteed Multi-Year Deals

This time of year, plenty of players are signing 10-day contracts, as witnessed by the 10 guys currently on one of those short-term deals. Usually someone on a 10-day contract is an end-of-the-bench player, but occasionally teams have larger plans for these kinds of pickups. That can create competition for their services, and instead of a 10-day, sometimes teams will give a player a deal for the rest of the season with a non-guaranteed year or two tacked on.

But, based on last year's results, teams almost always divest themselves of these players before any of the non-guaranteed years begin. Of the 11 players who, after the trade deadline last season, signed contracts that covered the rest of 2011/12 and included additional seasons that weren't fully guaranteed, only Donald Sloan made it past training camp this year. Five of them were included in trades and waived after that. All of the deals were for the minimum. Here's the complete list:

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