According to Zach Links of MLBTR, Vin Mazzaro is currently on outright waivers and a decision on his placement is expected today.
Mazzaro was designated for assignment 11 days ago, and Links speculates that the reasoning for the extra day could have been due to the timing of the move on Memorial Day. If Mazzaro clears waivers, he can be outrighted to Triple-A. However, he’d have a choice between accepting the assignment, or turning it down and turning down the remainder of his $950,000 salary this year. Last time this situation came up, Mazzaro accepted the assignment.
If he does clear waivers, this would be the third time that Mazzaro was outrighted to Triple-A by the Pirates.
UPDATE 6:52 PM: Chris Cotillo reports that Mazzaro has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A.
Source: #Pirates Vin Mazzaro outrighted to AAA after clearing waivers.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 5, 2014
I’m guessing the results will be the same as last time, with Mazzaro accepting his assignment to Indianapolis.
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