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clear waivers

Of a professional athlete, to be released by a professional team and then not claimed by any other team in the league. If we demote him, do you think he'll clear waivers? I just don't want another team in our division to get ahold of him.
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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.
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* First baseman AJ Reed cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Charlotte on Friday.
Wayne Ellington, traded alongside Tyler Johnson by the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns for Ryan Anderson, has cleared waivers and is set to join the Detroit Pistons, (https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/veteran-sharpshooter-wayne-ellington-clears-waivers-and-will-officially-sign-with-pistons-per-report/) CBS Sports reported.
He cleared waivers last week after being designated for assignment by the Mariners.
Manziel, 23, officially cleared waivers on Saturday and is now free to sign with any NFL team.
Announced LHP Ismael Guillon cleared waivers and was sent outright to Louisville (IL).
Burish cleared waivers and was loaned outright to the Sharks earlier in the week and was supposed to play in Portland on Wednesday night, but that game was snowed out.
Hours after Marbury cleared waivers following his messy divorce from the Knicks, he was dressing for the defending champions' game against the Indiana Pacers.
The Cubs said veteran left-handed reliever Brian Duensing has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Iowa.
McCaw officially cleared waivers on Wednesday after the Cleveland Cavaliers waived the 38th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Burish began the year in San Jose but cleared waivers and was sent here on Nov.
Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Class AAA Iowa.
Of all the players on the roster that have cleared waivers, Gonzalez has garnered the most interest, according to MLB.com's Jon Morosi.
Willie Coetzee cleared waivers and made his Sharks debut but did not figure in the scoring.
(https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1032678454368591873) The Washington Post's Jorge Castillo first reported that Gonzalez cleared waivers, meaning he can be traded to any team.
Kyle Chipchura, who cleared waivers, didn't play for Arizona, David Schlemko was sent to the minors and Rob Klinkhammer was traded to Pittsburgh after being a healthy scratch Thursday.