on waivers

idiom

baseball
used to describe a process by which a player is removed from a team and is made available to be chosen by other teams
He was placed on waivers.

Examples of on waivers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sharks could also place Labanc on waivers to see if another NHL team would take him without giving up anything in return. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 The Miami Marlins on Friday continued their recent run of picking up players who have been placed on waivers by acquiring right-handed pitcher Darren McCaughan from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 10 Feb. 2024 That could come via trade or by placing someone on waivers. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 The move comes after Cook parted ways with the Jets on Tuesday following less than a year in New York and went unclaimed on waivers Thursday. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 4 Jan. 2024 Giolito lost five of six starts across a 6.89 ERA in Anaheim, then was even worse when the Guardians picked him up on waivers, posting a 7.04 ERA over six starts. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Also, the Kings placed goalie David Rittich on waivers Tuesday and he will be assigned to the minor-league Ontario Reign if he’s not claimed. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Tough calls: The Padres placed Rich Hill on waivers a few days ago to see if any team would claim him. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 The Cowboys lost the opportunity to sign defensive end Isaiah Land when the Indianapolis Colts claimed the undrafted rookie Wednesday morning on waivers. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“On waivers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20waivers. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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