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Kc61
08-01-2012, 02:32 PM
Thought we might have a separate thread to discuss potential or actual moves by the Reds and others during the August waiver period.

I still look for the Reds to pick up a lefty bat for the bench. There is some talk about this subject on the Abreu thread.

LoganBuck
08-01-2012, 03:15 PM
Look for Overbay to hit waivers today.

Essentially at this point in the season. Unless the team is trying some sort of gamesmanship, if a player is DFA, he will be almost immediately put on waivers.

corkedbat
08-01-2012, 04:10 PM
The Bucs were in on some of the same targets as us and they have many of the same needs. Wouldn't surprise me to see them claim someone we want to keep them out of our hands.

Chip R
08-01-2012, 04:11 PM
So how long until the obligatory story from John Fay that Chapman and/or Votto have been put on waivers?

OldXOhio
08-01-2012, 04:44 PM
So how long until the obligatory story from John Fay that Chapman and/or Votto have been put on waivers?

I went straight to the source and asked him.

His response: "I don't know".

Chip R
08-01-2012, 05:00 PM
I went straight to the source and asked him.

His response: "I don't know".

:lol:

He could use that line for so many things.

cumberlandreds
08-01-2012, 05:10 PM
I went straight to the source and asked him.

His response: "I don't know".

Or "I forgot to ask."

Kc61
08-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Wonder after all the chatter about him, Juan Pierre will be waived and picked up. Don't know if he makes it to the Reds, someone might claim him first.

Scrap Irony
08-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Pierre's too cheap not to be claimed by someone else.

BJ Upton, though, may get all the way up to the Reds. He's expensive, questionably productive, and plays CF. May not be much of a bump from Stubbs offensively, though.

Other than that, there aren't any real possibilities at CF/ leadoff.

Nathan
08-01-2012, 11:11 PM
So, the Indians just DFA'd Derek Lowe. Any bets on whether the Reds will be takers? :laugh:
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/indians-designated-derek-lowe-for-assignment.html

Big Klu
08-02-2012, 01:16 AM
So, the Indians just DFA'd Derek Lowe. Any bets on whether the Reds will be takers? :laugh:
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/indians-designated-derek-lowe-for-assignment.html

I'm sure it's Dusty's fault.

RedlegJake
08-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Naw, I would hope not. Watching the KC-Cleveland game the other night they had a graphic. Through pitch 45 hitters are batting like .221 against him. After 45 pitches they are hitting .383 off him! What kind of help is that?

camisadelgolf
08-02-2012, 03:33 AM
So, the Indians just DFA'd Derek Lowe. Any bets on whether the Reds will be takers? :laugh:
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/indians-designated-derek-lowe-for-assignment.html
http://isamad.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/no-way-480.gif

Benihana
08-02-2012, 11:41 AM
If Juan Pierre doesn't pass through waivers, does it make sense to consider Jason Giambi for the LH-bench role? He does have an OBP of .380 this year and doubt he'd cost much in a trade with the abysmal Rockies.

LoganBuck
08-02-2012, 01:14 PM
If Juan Pierre doesn't pass through waivers, does it make sense to consider Jason Giambi for the LH-bench role? He does have an OBP of .380 this year and doubt he'd cost much in a trade with the abysmal Rockies.

Yes, gotta grab some bench thunder, whether that is an Overbay or Giambi. Also should the Reds make the World Series, it would be nice to have a decent DH option other than Frazier should the Reds see the Angels or Rangers.

#gettingaheadofmyself

Unassisted
08-02-2012, 01:27 PM
:lol:

He could use that line for so many things.
He does use it a lot. Sometimes he resorts to snark, instead. Yesterday he told someone to "lay off of the coffee," instead of answering their question.

Fay's a real charmer. He'd better hope he doesn't have to resort to working a customer service job when the newspaper industry finishes imploding. He wouldn't last long.

Chip R
08-02-2012, 02:16 PM
He does use it a lot. Sometimes he resorts to snark, instead. Yesterday he told someone to "lay off of the coffee," instead of answering their question.

Fay's a real charmer. He'd better hope he doesn't have to resort to working a customer service job when the newspaper industry finishes imploding. He wouldn't last long.

He reminds me of Templeton from The Wire. Except that Fay doesn't fabricate stories - that we know of.

Benihana
08-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Scotty Pods released today by AZ. He bats lefty...

edabbs44
08-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Scotty Pods released today by AZ. He bats lefty...

That didn't last long.

Gallen5862
08-02-2012, 11:17 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The White Sox released Dallas McPherson from their Triple-A team, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports (on Twitter). The former top prospect posted a .253/.335/.463 line with Charlotte this year after re-signing with the White Sox organization this past offseason.

reds44
08-02-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm all for Scott Podsednik. At the very least I think he's better than Paul. Also, he has "experience" lol.

Slyder
08-03-2012, 12:23 AM
Naw, I would hope not. Watching the KC-Cleveland game the other night they had a graphic. Through pitch 45 hitters are batting like .221 against him. After 45 pitches they are hitting .383 off him! What kind of help is that?

Lets strengthen our middle relief! He could be the long man and complete the greatest pitching staff ever assembled!

WVRedsFan
08-03-2012, 12:29 AM
After this recent streak, I don't expect any moves. I may be wrong, but Walt and BCast are very conservative. We stand pat.

Gallen5862
08-06-2012, 10:49 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
Diamondbacks Release Lyle Overbay
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 6 at 7:32am CST]
The Diamondbacks released first baseman Lyle Overbay, the team announced on its website. Arizona had designated Overbay for assignment last week, and he drew some interest from the Reds and Orioles.

Overbay, who's signed to a one-year, $1MM contract, has a .271/.354/.439 batting line in 12 MLB seasons. He can now be signed for a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary.

Kc61
08-06-2012, 11:10 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
Diamondbacks Release Lyle Overbay
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 6 at 7:32am CST]
The Diamondbacks released first baseman Lyle Overbay, the team announced on its website. Arizona had designated Overbay for assignment last week, and he drew some interest from the Reds and Orioles.

Overbay, who's signed to a one-year, $1MM contract, has a .271/.354/.439 batting line in 12 MLB seasons. He can now be signed for a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary.

If the Reds are interested, I don't see where there is room right now.

When Votto comes back I expect Xavier Paul to go to AAA.

If Overbay were to be signed, the next guy to go would be Cairo. I don't see the Reds doing that, particularly with Phillips' health somewhat in question.

If Overbay is available in September, when rosters expand, I can see that, although he wouldn't be eligible for the playoffs. Maybe they acquire him in late August and someone goes on the DL, which is a way to have Overbay eligible for the playoffs.

bucksfan2
08-06-2012, 11:57 AM
If the Reds are interested, I don't see where there is room right now.

When Votto comes back I expect Xavier Paul to go to AAA.

If Overbay were to be signed, the next guy to go would be Cairo. I don't see the Reds doing that, particularly with Phillips' health somewhat in question.

If Overbay is available in September, when rosters expand, I can see that, although he wouldn't be eligible for the playoffs. Maybe they acquire him in late August and someone goes on the DL, which is a way to have Overbay eligible for the playoffs.

Cario was a solid contributor for the Reds over the past two seasons. The problem is father time has really caught up to him. Cairo for two seasons was Rolen's caddy at 3b, a job he currently does not have. Right now he is 3rd string at 1b and showed this weekend he isn't a 2b anymore. Overbay >>>>> Cairo right now even if there is a pinch on defense.

REDREAD
08-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Cario was a solid contributor for the Reds over the past two seasons. The problem is father time has really caught up to him. Cairo for two seasons was Rolen's caddy at 3b, a job he currently does not have. Right now he is 3rd string at 1b and showed this weekend he isn't a 2b anymore. Overbay >>>>> Cairo right now even if there is a pinch on defense.

If Votto and Phillips were 100% now, I might agree.
However, Frasier is now the everyday 1b until Votto gets back.
Rolen needs a day off every now and then.
We really need two (healthy) infielders now. Cario is a must at this point.

It would be nice to have Overbay as a PH and possible DH in the World Series, but the problem is that when you carry 12 pitchers, it's really difficult to have someone like Overbay on the roster. I'm not saying Cario is a star by any means, but we are thin in the organization in the infield now.. we would've really been screwed if Cairo wasn't on the roster (in favor of a PH specialist like Overbay).. Might've been forced to DL Phillips or release Paul to bring up someone like Negron..

I think the only way to fit Overbay on the team is to jettison Paul.. Not so sure I want to do that.. although it could work, we'd be thin in the OF then.

MikeS21
08-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Problem is the only position Overbay plays is 1B. He can't step in at 3B or play LF. I seriously doubt Lyle Overbay would be interested in strictly being a pinch hitter, considering Joey Votto is going to play 95% of the time and Frazier will spell him any games he misses.

I'd look for him to hook up with an AL team where he can at least play 1B or DH.

757690
08-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Sign Overbay, send Ondrusek to AAA.

RANDY IN INDY
08-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Cario was a solid contributor for the Reds over the past two seasons. The problem is father time has really caught up to him. Cairo for two seasons was Rolen's caddy at 3b, a job he currently does not have. Right now he is 3rd string at 1b and showed this weekend he isn't a 2b anymore. Overbay >>>>> Cairo right now even if there is a pinch on defense.

With that said, he laid out and made an excellent play at 2nd in a critical situation over the weekend.

gonelong
08-06-2012, 12:45 PM
With that said, he laid out and made an excellent play at 2nd in a critical situation over the weekend.

I literally *gasped* when he made that play. It happened right in front of me and I still couldn't believe it.

On many plays in a ballpark, there is some anticipation that a play will be made and you can sort of feel the energy build. On that play it was like lighting a grill full of propane .... WOOSH!

GL

Kc61
08-06-2012, 12:59 PM
All good thoughts, but the Reds are not going down the stretch with 11 pitchers (Ondrusek is not being sent out without another pitcher returning) and they are highly unlikely to dump Cairo particularly with Phillips injury. Indeed, they have been using Cairo extensively lately, he's not an unwanted bench warmer.

The reality of the situation is that Votto comes back, Paul goes, and there's no room for Overbay unless somebody goes on the DL.

Keep in mind that as September's roster expansion approaches, you do have latitude to add players. You simply DL somebody in late August and a new guy comes in before 9/1. Then both the DL'd guy and the new guy are eligible for the playoffs.

fearofpopvol1
08-06-2012, 01:27 PM
If the Reds are interested, I don't see where there is room right now.

When Votto comes back I expect Xavier Paul to go to AAA.

If Overbay were to be signed, the next guy to go would be Cairo. I don't see the Reds doing that, particularly with Phillips' health somewhat in question.

If Overbay is available in September, when rosters expand, I can see that, although he wouldn't be eligible for the playoffs. Maybe they acquire him in late August and someone goes on the DL, which is a way to have Overbay eligible for the playoffs.

Overbay > Cairo. Besides, Valdez can fill in for Phillips if necessary. I think Phillips will be back today or tomorrow.

hebroncougar
08-06-2012, 01:34 PM
All good thoughts, but the Reds are not going down the stretch with 11 pitchers (Ondrusek is not being sent out without another pitcher returning) and they are highly unlikely to dump Cairo particularly with Phillips injury. Indeed, they have been using Cairo extensively lately, he's not an unwanted bench warmer.

The reality of the situation is that Votto comes back, Paul goes, and there's no room for Overbay unless somebody goes on the DL.

Keep in mind that as September's roster expansion approaches, you do have latitude to add players. You simply DL somebody in late August and a new guy comes in before 9/1. Then both the DL'd guy and the new guy are eligible for the playoffs.

I think Cairo pulled something making that defensive play over the weekend. ;)

Kc61
08-06-2012, 04:13 PM
I think Cairo pulled something making that defensive play over the weekend. ;)

Once Phillips shows he is healthy, I would not be surprised if Cairo went on the DL and Overbay was acquired. Probably a bit closer to September 1.

The injury from that defensive play could flare up around August 18-20.

Good thinking.

And they could BOTH make the playoff roster. Wouldn't be surprised if Reds went with 11 pitchers in the first playoff round.

(Regular season, no, but playoffs they could go with 11 pitchers, especially if you have days off in the playoff round.)

Yes, playoffs.

Sea Ray
08-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Overbay > Cairo. Besides, Valdez can fill in for Phillips if necessary. I think Phillips will be back today or tomorrow.

Overbay couldn't have made that play at 2B that Cairo did on Saturday. Overbay can't play 3rd and 2B. I don't think he's a fit for us or most NL teams

OesterPoster
08-06-2012, 04:49 PM
I don't think Overbay fits either. Podsednik, Fontenot, Dobbs, Kotsay, all better fits, IMO.

Kc61
08-06-2012, 04:52 PM
I don't think Overbay fits either. Podsednik, Fontenot, Dobbs, Kotsay, all better fits, IMO.

You can substitute any of these names for Overbay in my post. Point is that the DL scenario in late August makes sense. I don't see Cairo just dumped so the Reds can acquire a lefty bat.

Tom Servo
08-06-2012, 06:19 PM
I just hope Dusty doesn't get in Walt's ear about the recently DFA'ed Tony Gwynn Jr...

Griffey012
08-06-2012, 06:23 PM
I just hope Dusty doesn't get in Walt's ear about the recently DFA'ed Tony Gwynn Jr...

We would be better off with The Tony Gwynn than him...seriously.

Gallen5862
08-06-2012, 07:13 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The Reds aren't interested in Lyle Overbay, general manager Walt Jocketty told reporters including John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). Jocketty mentions Overbay's defensive limitation and says his team likes Xavier Paul. Overbay was released by the D-backs earlier today.

Gallen5862
08-06-2012, 07:13 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Royals Designate Betancourt For Assignment
By Daniel Seco [August 5, 2012 at 5:10pm CST]
The Royals have designated Yuniesky Betancourt for assignment, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star (via Twitter). The move allows for the Royals to call up infielder Tony Abreu from Triple-A Omaha.

Brutus
08-06-2012, 07:20 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The Reds aren't interested in Lyle Overbay, general manager Walt Jocketty told reporters including John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). Jocketty mentions Overbay's defensive limitation and says his team likes Xavier Paul. Overbay was released by the D-backs earlier today.

Well, I'm glad they share the concern of the defensive versatility (or lack thereof), though I'm hoping they really aren't too high on Xavier Paul. I don't think I'm going on a limb to suggest his numbers will quickly sink like a rock.

I hope they continue to look at Pierre. At this point, I think he's their best bet for a high-OBP lefty off the bench.

Nathan
08-06-2012, 07:30 PM
I hope they continue to look at Pierre. At this point, I think he's their best bet for a high-OBP lefty off the bench.

The problem is, the Reds are playing too good of baseball right now, and he's not making too much $. There are too many contenders that have similar needs who are behind us. (Ahem.. Washington.) He will never make it to Cincinnati on waivers.

Kc61
08-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Well, I'm glad they share the concern of the defensive versatility (or lack thereof), though I'm hoping they really aren't too high on Xavier Paul. I don't think I'm going on a limb to suggest his numbers will quickly sink like a rock.

I hope they continue to look at Pierre. At this point, I think he's their best bet for a high-OBP lefty off the bench.

Very surprised by Walt's comment indicating they are satisfied with Paul.

In any event, when Votto comes back, somebody has to go down or on the DL or something.

corkedbat
08-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Wouldn't shock me to see the Reds acquire someone along the lines of Mark Kotsay via a waiver deal before the month is up.

Brutus
08-06-2012, 07:48 PM
The problem is, the Reds are playing too good of baseball right now, and he's not making too much $. There are too many contenders that have similar needs who are behind us. (Ahem.. Washington.) He will never make it to Cincinnati on waivers.

Perhaps not, but you never know for sure until you try. The Reds won't lose anything if the Phillies expose him to waivers and see if he goes through.

Always Red
08-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Very surprised by Walt's comment indicating they are satisfied with Paul.

In any event, when Votto comes back, somebody has to go down or on the DL or something.

Well, I wouldn't make too much of it other than showing confidence in your current players during an August pennant race.

I agree, Paul is readily replaceable.

Which brings up a question that I have: is it better to show confidence in the guys you already have (they could have easily replaced Valdez and Cairo at the trade deadline, IMO), as the Reds have done, or bring in better, newer guys and probably upset any positive clubhouse vibe (by shipping out guys who have been there and helped all year) as the Dodgers have done?

IslandRed
08-06-2012, 08:31 PM
Which brings up a question that I have: is it better to show confidence in the guys you already have (they could have easily replaced Valdez and Cairo at the trade deadline, IMO), as the Reds have done, or bring in better, newer guys and probably upset any positive clubhouse vibe (by shipping out guys who have been there and helped all year) as the Dodgers have done?

Well, the Reds did bring in Broxton, so I guess they've done some of each. At this point, though, I think any changes to the bench will be based on changing the mix of players, as opposed to, for example, swapping Valdez for a slightly better backup middle infielder.

Chip R
08-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Very surprised by Walt's comment indicating they are satisfied with Paul.

In any event, when Votto comes back, somebody has to go down or on the DL or something.

You want him to say that he sucks? :confused:

REDREAD
08-07-2012, 09:31 AM
Very surprised by Walt's comment indicating they are satisfied with Paul.

In any event, when Votto comes back, somebody has to go down or on the DL or something.

On the other hand, Walt has never publicly said he's not happy with one by name. He will speak in vague terms like "We're looking for help at leadoff, cleanup, and pitching".. That pretty much covers the entire roster.

_Sir_Charles_
08-07-2012, 10:24 AM
The problem is, the Reds are playing too good of baseball right now, and he's not making too much $. There are too many contenders that have similar needs who are behind us. (Ahem.. Washington.) He will never make it to Cincinnati on waivers.

Agree.

Btw Nathan...who is that as your avatar? It kinda looks like Rose, but number 27?

Big Klu
08-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Agree.

Btw Nathan...who is that as your avatar? It kinda looks like Rose, but number 27?

Pete Rose wore #27 during Spring Training in 1963, then was reissued #14 prior to Opening Day after he made the team.

cumberlandreds
08-07-2012, 12:47 PM
Pete Rose wore #27 during Spring Training in 1963, then was reissued #14 prior to Opening Day after he made the team.

Thanks! I thought maybe that picture was taken in his first spring training with the Reds.

toledodan
08-08-2012, 01:06 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Royals Designate Betancourt For Assignment
By Daniel Seco [August 5, 2012 at 5:10pm CST]
The Royals have designated Yuniesky Betancourt for assignment, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star (via Twitter). The move allows for the Royals to call up infielder Tony Abreu from Triple-A Omaha.



not much of a fan of his, but he is a better bat than cairo at this point. he does have a little power.

Gallen5862
08-08-2012, 01:22 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Rangers To Release Yorvit Torrealba
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 8 at 10:45am CST]
The Rangers have placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on release waivers, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The Rangers designated Torrealba for assignment last week after acquiring Geovany Soto from Chicago, and were unable to trade him. If no team claims Torrealba, he'll receive his unconditional release.

Always Red
08-08-2012, 01:54 PM
not much of a fan of his, but he is a better bat than cairo at this point. he does have a little power.

Joe Poz says hell no. :D

_Sir_Charles_
08-08-2012, 03:26 PM
Pete Rose wore #27 during Spring Training in 1963, then was reissued #14 prior to Opening Day after he made the team.

Thanks Klu. I was pretty sure it was Pete, but I sure couldn't recall him ever wearing 27.

Gallen5862
08-08-2012, 10:44 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Minor Moves: Knapp, Diaz, Rodriguez
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 8 at 4:22pm CST]
The latest minor moves...

The Indians announced that they released right-hander Jason Knapp (Twitter link). Knapp was a key part of the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Phillies, but injuries have sidelined him, and he hasn't pitched since 2010. The 21-year-old had a 3.63 ERA with 12.0 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in three professional seasons from 2008-10.

The Angels released catcher Robinzon Diaz and right-hander Francisco Rodriguez from their Triple-A team, according to the Pacific Coast League.

Gallen5862
08-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Is Jason Knapp worth signing to a minor league deal? Would it be worth trying to rehab him?

Gallen5862
08-10-2012, 09:41 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Indians Release Derek Lowe
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 10 at 2:06pm CST]
The Indians announced that they released Derek Lowe. They designated the right-hander for assignment ten days ago and had until today to trade or release him.

Lowe is willing to start or relieve, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). There's a sense that Lowe will return to the National League Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported yesterday. The Cubs aren't interested and the Red Sox will pass.

Tom Servo
08-10-2012, 09:48 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Indians Release Derek Lowe
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 10 at 2:06pm CST]
The Indians announced that they released Derek Lowe. They designated the right-hander for assignment ten days ago and had until today to trade or release him.

Lowe is willing to start or relieve, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). There's a sense that Lowe will return to the National League Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported yesterday. The Cubs aren't interested and the Red Sox will pass.
lol not gonna happen

Spitball
08-10-2012, 11:24 PM
lol not gonna happen

3.1 k/9 and 3.4 walks per 9 are reasons enough to stay away.

757690
08-11-2012, 12:04 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Indians Release Derek Lowe
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 10 at 2:06pm CST]
The Indians announced that they released Derek Lowe. They designated the right-hander for assignment ten days ago and had until today to trade or release him.

Lowe is willing to start or relieve, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). There's a sense that Lowe will return to the National League Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported yesterday. The Cubs aren't interested and the Red Sox will pass.

I say sign him just so Baker can kick his butt in the clubhouse, ala Pinella/Dibble.

Gallen5862
08-12-2012, 06:10 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Indians Release Jose Lopez
By Edward Creech [August 12 at 1:22pm CST]
The Indians have released infielder Jose Lopez, according to the team. Lopez was designated for assignment last Tuesday.

Lopez appeared in 66 games for the Indians this year, playing third base and seeing some time at first and second. The 28-year-old posted a .249/.272/.366 batting line in 224 plate appearances. Lopez signed a minor league deal with the Indians last December.

Kc61
08-26-2012, 11:56 AM
A few days to go in the waiver trade period before post-season rosters close.

Maybe the Reds will do something.

Reds Fanatic
08-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Dbacks have traded Joe Saunders to the Orioles for Matt Lindstrom and either cash or a player to be named later.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8304548/arizona-diamondbacks-ship-joe-saunders-baltimore-orioles-matt-lindstrom

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-26-2012, 02:50 PM
A few days to go in the waiver trade period before post-season rosters close.

Maybe the Reds will do something.

:lol:

Gallen5862
09-07-2012, 09:31 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/




Bard, Melancon, Mortensen On Waivers
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [September 7 at 2:14pm CST]
The Red Sox have placed Daniel Bard, Mark Melancon and Clayton Mortensen on revocable waivers, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports (on Twitter). The Red Sox have placed many players on waivers since the current waiver period opened at the beginning of August; this is by no means an indication that they intend to trade more players.

Gallen5862
09-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Would it be worth a waiver claim on Bard?

kaldaniels
09-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Is there any way to get a waiver-deal acquired player on the playoff roster?

Brutus
09-07-2012, 09:41 PM
Is there any way to get a waiver-deal acquired player on the playoff roster?

Nope. That i'm certain of. To be a playoff injury replacement, you have to be on assignment to the club before midnight August 31, or at least en route.