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August 6, 2007 | Inquirer wire services
Baltimore's Miguel Tejada and Oakland's Mike Piazza were placed on waivers in the last week, ESPN.com reported last night. Tejada, a shortstop, was claimed by the Chicago White Sox, the Web site reported. The Orioles and White Sox could not work out a deal, so he is expected to remain in Baltimore, sources said. Piazza was not claimed on waivers, which means the Athletics can trade the catcher/designated hitter to any team. When a player is claimed on waivers after the July 31 trade deadline, his team has three options: work out a trade with the team that claimed him, allow him to leave without compensation, or withdraw him from waivers.
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February 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Sean Avery cleared waivers yesterday, and the next step for the Dallas Stars is to find a team for the controversial left wing to start playing again. Dallas placed Avery on waivers Saturday. As expected, no team claimed Avery, who signed a $15.5 million, 4-year contract last summer. Avery played only 23 games for Dallas before being suspended six games by the NHL on Dec. 2 for crude comments made about his ex-girlfriends dating other NHL players. A source told ESPN.com last night that Avery is expected to be assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
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August 14, 1997 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Phillies claimed veteran righthander William VanLandingham off waivers from the Giants yesterday. Clubhouse manager Frank Coppenbarger doesn't have to worry about fitting all the letters for the longest surname in the major leagues on the back of a Phillies uniform just yet, though. The 27-year-old VanLandingham has until Monday to decide whether to join the Phillies or opt for free agency. "I talked to the agent [Chris Arnold] and he said they haven't decided what they're going to do," general manager Lee Thomas said.
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July 3, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Hextall's status with the Flyers remains muddled. Yesterday was 48 hours from the time the Flyers said they placed the veteran goalie on NHL waivers. Yet when the club called the league office at noon to see if Hextall had been claimed or had cleared waivers, they were informed that Hextall wouldn't clear until noon on Sunday, July 4. "I guess we were all under the wrong assumption on the timing," said assistant general manager Paul Holmgren. Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, the 48-hour waiver rule applies only between Sept.
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January 11, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
The Upper Moreland Board of Commissioners has effectively denied a series of waivers requested by developer Dominic LaRosa in connection with his Colonial 12 project. At a meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes during Monday night's snowstorm, the board did not take any action on LaRosa's request, effectively denying the waivers, according to township manager Brian L. Mook. LaRosa has proposed constructing 23 single-family houses on his 13-acre property in an R-2 residential zone off Pioneer Road.
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January 4, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, goalie Michael Leighton was the waiver-wire wonder who helped rescue the Flyers' floundering season and push them into the Stanley Cup Finals. On Monday, he was placed on waivers. Such is life in the NHL when an injury throws your season out of whack - and gives others a chance to flourish. The Flyers are hoping Leighton, 29, who had back surgery on Oct. 11 and played in just one game this season, clears waivers and can be sent to the AHL Adirondack Phantoms on Tuesday.
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August 9, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals. Nowadays government cash assistance to the poor is mainly conditioned on work. And the Obama administration waivers excoriated by Mitt Romney as gutting welfare reform are unlikely to reverse that basic policy, as even some architects of work requirements acknowledge.
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June 5, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Flyers claimed center Craig Darby off waivers yesterday from the New York Islanders. Darby, 23, recorded two assists in 10 games with the Islanders in the 1995-96 season. He had 22 goals and 28 assists in 68 games with their AHL affiliate, the Worcester (Mass.) IceCats. The 6-2, 200-pound native of Oneida, N.Y., was acquired by New York from Montreal together with Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider in exchange for Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov in April 1995. In 23 career NHL games, Darby has recorded four assists.
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July 21, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Cliff Lee shrugged. It's the best way to handle these kinds of questions. Plus, it is Lee's natural state. "Whatever," Lee said when asked whether he was ready for a return to the mound that some are billing as an audition for teams looking to trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter. "I'm just ready to try to help the team win. That's what I want to do. " The reality of the situation is different from the hype. While Lee has spent the last 6 years as one of the top starters in the game, his start against the Giants on Monday will be his first big-league action in 2 months.
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October 5, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies' October roster cleaning continued Thursday when four more players - Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, Zach Miner, and Mauricio Robles - were outrighted off the 40-man roster. It could signal the end for Martinez, one of the worst Phillies hitters in the modern era. Martinez hit .175 with a .175 on-base percentage and .175 slugging percentage in 40 plate appearances this past season. His .495 OPS in 396 career plate appearances is the lowest for any Phillies position player with as much experience since 1919.
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October 4, 2013
The Phillies began the process of cleansing their 40-man roster Wednesday when pitchers Tyler Cloyd and Raul Valdes were claimed on waivers by other teams. Cleveland acquired Cloyd, while Houston claimed Valdes. Cloyd, who was named by the Phillies as their top minor-league pitcher in 2012, posted a 6.36 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) this season. He is 26. Valdes, 35, was not recalled in September, which sealed his fate. This season, he had a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings. "We have to clean up our roster," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said last week.
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July 5, 2013
In a scramble by NHL teams to free space under the salary cap before the start of free agency, five veteran players were placed on unconditional waivers on Wednesday. The Minnesota Wild confirmed they waived defenseman Tom Gilbert for the purpose of buying out the remaining year of his contract. The Nashville Predators said they placed forward Sergei Kostitsyn on waivers. Also waived, according to a person familiar with the moves, were Detroit defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo , Vancouver defenseman Keith Ballard , and Buffalo forward Nathan Gerbe . Former New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro cleared waivers and had his contract bought out by the team.
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April 30, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - In the grand scheme of things, a backup catcher is not crucial to a team's success. The Phillies possessed two backup catchers during the season's first month, and one had to go Sunday when Carlos Ruiz returned from his suspension. Humberto Quintero's locker was cleared early in the morning. The Phillies chose Erik Kratz as their backup and designated Quintero for assignment. They hope to retain Quintero in the organization, but that requires his passing through waivers unclaimed.
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March 23, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New Jersey appellate court upheld a rule Thursday that environmental groups have criticized as the worst to come out of the state Department of Environmental Protection. The rule, passed a year ago, allows the department to waive environmental regulations in cases where they are conflicting or unduly burdensome, if there is a public emergency, or if not complying would achieve a net environmental benefit. Critics said the rule would open the door for abuse and favoritism. The 28 groups that appealed it have vowed to continue their opposition.
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October 24, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Scratch David Herndon from the list of relievers who will be competing for a job in the Phillies' bullpen next season in spring training. Herndon was removed from that competition after being claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The 27-year-old righthander pitched in only five games in 2012 before being shut down at the end of April because of an elbow injury. His season was officially ended by ligament transplant surgery on his elbow in June. He probably will not be able to pitch until at the least the middle of next season.
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August 30, 2012
The Minnesota Twins have placed all-star catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers, according to a report by Fox Sports. The report said the waivers on Mauer expired Wednesday. Twins general manager Terry Ryan declined to comment. Mauer has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he'd have to approve any deal. Plus, he's due $23 million annually through the 2018 season. That's a huge chunk of change for any team to take on, particularly for a player with a history of injuries who'll turn 30 next April.
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August 29, 2012
  TOM SMITH   , the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, is not going to the Republican National Convention this week. After the day Smith had Monday, Mitt Romney and company are probably relieved to hear it. Smith, speaking after an event in Harrisburg, may have become the latest member of the Todd Akin political pariah club. Akin, a Missouri congressman running for the Senate, embarrassed the GOP last week by suggesting women's bodies prevent them from getting pregnant during a "legitimate rape.
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