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Report: Twins put Willingham on waivers


First Justin Morneau, now Josh Willingham.

According to's Peter Gammons, the Twins have put Willingham on revocable trade waivers:

What does revocable waivers mean at this time of the year?

First of all, Aug. 31 is the trade deadline in order for a player to be eligible for postseason play for his new team.

Furthermore, according to

-If a player is waived, any team may claim him. If more than one team claims the player from waivers, the team with the weakest record in the player's league gets preference.

-If a team claims a player off waivers, his current team (the "waiving team") may choose one of the following options: It can arrange a trade with the claiming team for that player within two business days of the claim; or rescind the request and keep the player on its major league roster, effectively canceling the waiver; or do nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the player's existing contract, pay the waiving team a waiver fee, and place the player on its active major league roster.

-If no team claims a player off waivers after three business days, the player has cleared waivers and may be assigned to a minor league team, traded (to any team), or released outright.

After a solid year in 2012, Willingham -- hobbled by knee injuries -- has slumped in 2013. In 87 games, he's hitting just .214 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs. He's also struck out 100 times in just 308 at bats -- a K every three times he steps up to the plate.

According to, Willingham is owed roughly $1.3 million for the remainder of the season and is owed $7 million in 2014 -- the final season of a three-year, $21 million contract.

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