Athletics Claim Chris Gimenez Off Waivers | The Process Report

Athletics Claim Chris Gimenez Off Waivers

The Athletics have claimed Chris Gimenez off waivers, according to Jane Lee of

While the move itself is no surprise—Gimenez cannot be optioned to the minors without passing through waivers—the timing is. Presumably the Rays are nearing the completion of another deal, and wanted to clear the 40-man roster spot in advance.

Although the Rays have made three moves already that affect the catching depth chart, including acquiring Ryan Hanigan and re-signing Jose Molina, more could be on the way. The organization has lost Craig Albernaz and Mark Thomas via minor-league free agency, and is expected to trade Jose Lobaton at some point before spring. On the addition front, the Rays signed Ali Solis to a minor-league deal earlier in the offseason.

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