Update: Thanks to reader Cow Town, who sent in a clarification. We can't publish the comment because it part it was from Baseball America's site. But it pointed that Josh Hamilton can declare free agency if clears waivers and is offered back to the Rays because he's been placed on waivers once.

Is this the way we keep Hamilton? Don't know all the rules but it seems to me that we could try to send him down but have a deal with him to sign as a free agent.

Does anyone know the rules on this?