More on the trade

This from the MLB website:

Now that the non-waiver Trade Deadline has passed, deals involving players on a 40-man roster cannot be made unless the players have already cleared waivers.

In other words, a player must be offered to the other teams in reverse order of the standings, and if he is claimed by one of the teams, he cannot be traded. The club that placed the player on waivers can either withdraw the request and keep the player or let the player go to the claiming team, which would then have the rights to the player.

I still don’t understand exactly what this means, mainly because I don’t understand what being placed on waivers means, I don’t know how the teams decide which player is offered for trade etc etc.

However, I did learn that DFA means “designated for assignment” but I don’t really know what that means.

Here are the trades the Yankees made:

Yankees acquire Berkman from Astros
Kearns heads to Yankees to boost bench
Yanks land Wood to help bridge gap to Mo

Right now the Yankees are playing the Rays and are tied at 4 runs. Berkman is playing at D.H., so far he is 0-4, I am cutting him some slack, after all he just came in and its his first game as a Yankee.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote