August 7, 2007

WMP Clears Trade Waivers

Rob Bradford:
According to a Major League source, Wily Mo Pena has cleared waivers, allowing the Red Sox to trade him up until the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline.

Just in case you were wondering, this has no bearing on the ability of the Red Sox to send Pena to the minors. These waivers are "trade waivers" which a team can pull a player back. In order to send Pena, who is out of options, down to the minors he would have to be placed on outright waivers. ...

The reality of the Wily Mo Pena situation is that, unless somebody gets hurt, he is a walking DFA (designated for assignment). If a player is designated, the team has eight days (10 if you want to be fined) to trade him. In Pena's current case it is about seven because that's when Kielty's opt-out clause kicks in.

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