How can MLB teams make trades after the trading deadline?

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fakaapo
Asked at 2012-06-30 03:03:02
Sometime in the last 24 hours, the Rays Scott Kazmir traded to the Angels . However, the trading deadline in baseball was weeks ago. Given that information , how can these teams make this trade?
Answer1sai [email protected]#$%^&haAnswered at 2012-10-11 14:48:11
July 31 is only the end of the deadline "open" or "unrestricted " . After that , teams can exchange players until Aug. 31 , but players have to go through the " waiver process " . Teams can actually continue to acquire players after September 1 , but players are not eligible for the post - season. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus In short , a team can put any player on waivers . Teams are free to claim those players , with priority in the reverse order of the standings. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Once a player is claimed, his team has three options : Give the player the team claiming absolute , cancel or " pull" the player exemptions ( and keep the rest of the year ) , or the development of an exchange to claim team (say , basically , that give us such and such or we will take the player off waivers and fails ) . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus There are a lot of cunning to do during the exemption period . For example , the Giants only Trevor Hoffman claimed off waivers from the Brewers ... This was probably more to keep Hoffman out of the hands of the Rockies and Dodgers that because I really want (like the lowest of the three teams in the standings, the Giants got their first chance to Hoffy ) . Even if not resolved in a trade (which is highly unlikely ) , the MedlinePlus Hoffman managed to keep away from their division rivals . MedlinePlus Sometimes counterproductive movements ... Several years ago , the Yankees were convinced that the Red Sox wanted to Jose Canseco claimed it to block Boston ... It turned out that no team wanted him ( and his fat contract ) , including the team that was on and they happily sent Joseph of poor Joe Torre .
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