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Texas Rangers Should Send Vicente Padilla Packing

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

As multiple sources have reported throughout the day, the Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Vicente Padilla on outright waivers. 

What this means for the team is still a little unclear, but here is what I know: If it's true that Padilla has been placed on outright waivers—he will be there until 1 p.m. Friday—he can be claimed by any team in baseball. The order of waiver pickup priority is worst to best record from last season, I believe.

If he passes through Friday's deadline, then the Rangers can send him to the minor leagues. However, because of his service time in the majors, Padilla has the right to decline the assignment to the minors and immediately become a free agent.


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