Five Placed on Revocable Waivers

Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have placed five on revocable trade waivers on Saturday: Antonio BastardoA.J. Burnett, Ryan Howard, Kyle Kendrick, and Roberto Hernandez. Per the rules of revocable trade waivers, if a team claims any of the players, the Phillies can either negotiate a trade with the claiming team within 48 hours of a claim, let the other team have the player outright with the claiming team assuming the contract, or revoke the player from waivers with nothing happening. Players are on revocable waivers for 48 hours; if a player goes unclaimed in that time, they can be traded to any Major League team for any other player that has cleared revocable trade waivers or any player that is not on an active 40-man roster.

This likely is not the last of players being put on revocable trade waivers and we should know the fate of these players before the end of the night, with the 48 hour period expiring then.

Analysis: Bastardo and Burnett, by far, drew the most attention out of any players on the club outside of Marlon Byrd prior to the deadline if reports are to be believed. Kendrick likely has some value to a team, particularly if there is an injury closer to the August 31 deadline (a player must be active or on the disabled list on a team’s active roster prior to September 1 if they are to be playoff eligible). Hernandez has the worst BB/9 IP in the Majors right now and likely will clear waivers and not be traded while Howard will likely face the same fate.

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