clear waivers


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clear waivers

To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
See also: clear, waiver
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Before a player can be traded after the non-waiver deadline, which was July 31, that player must clear waivers.
The former Dallas and Chicago netminder needs to clear waivers before he can join the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Players now must clear waivers for a trade to be made and those deals have to be done by Sept.
Murray, who turned 30 in November and had to clear waivers to be sent down, is a veteran in his seventh season as a professional.
Haynes is out of minor-league options, meaning he would have to clear waivers before going to Salt Lake, and he is almost certain to be claimed.
Callahan had to clear waivers to be assigned to Worcester, so didn't have to clear again.
But the fact the Dodgers haven't traded him could be an indication he will clear waivers and remain with the organization.