By Blaidd Drwg
I saw this in the transactions on espn.com this morning:
Twins: Placed 1B Justin Morneau on revocable waivers.
Generally, once you get past the trading deadline, teams do not announce when they have put a player on revocable waivers (and will usually put their entire team on waivers just to see who gets claimed). Basically, the way it works is that you put a player on revocable waivers for 48 hours. If anyone claims him, you have 3 options:
1) Work out a trade with that team
2) Let him go to that team for nothing in return. (The other team assumes the entire remaining contract for that player)
3) Pull him back off waivers. (You then can’t trade him until the season is over)
If there is more than one team that makes a claim, the only team you get to negotiate with is the one with the worst record at the time of the claim. If no one claims the player during the waiver period, you can then trade him to any team you would like, just like you could before the trade deadline.
Seeing this makes me think there is a deal in place for Morneau and he might be on the move. We shall see.