Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
But to be taken off the 40-man roster, he has to go through waivers anyhow. So the Rule 5 would not have been an option. That's for players that have not been protected to begin with.
Ok. Good point. Doesn't change my original point, though, that there's really no place for him on the roster and he would have been removed to make places for guys needing protection. DRH will, IMO, be next.