Wednesday, August 29, 2012

REPORT: Sox Do Not Claim Mauer Off Waivers

Sox Lusting After Joe No "Mauer"?
When the Minnesota Twins placed all-world catcher Joe Mauer on waivers this morning, it was expected that the Red Sox—with $260 million to blow—would rush in to claim the backstop they have lusted after for years. Wrong, shin-guard breath! Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that, in fact, Boston will not claim Mauer off waivers. This is probably what BenCher referred to as the new "disciplined" approach to acquisitions.