Okay, we talked before about how Juan Cruz's draft pick compensation status has dampened the market for him.
However, Ken Rosenthal says that the MLBPA, MLB, and the D-Backs have apparently made some arrangements to allow a sign-and-trade, in order to facilitate a deal:
Major League Baseball, the players' union, the Diamondbacks and Cruz's agents are in discussions to facilitate a sign-and-trade involving Cruz while adhering to the collective-bargaining agreement.
Free agents cannot be traded before June 15 without their consent, but the union will permit Cruz and other Type A players to waive that right in advance, according to Rob Manfred, baseball's executive vice-president of labor relations.
Such a waiver would enable the Diamondbacks to trade Cruz immediately after signing him. The D-backs would need to strike a deal within a set amount of time, probably 48 hours, major-league sources say. If no trade were completed, Cruz would remain a free agent.