Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus all cleared waivers for the Rangers and are now free to be traded to any team.
Although all four players cleared waivers without being claimed, it is unlikely a deal will be made in the short window the Rangers will be working with. This type of move is utilized to see just how much value each player is worth on the open market, so expect to see see all four players remain in Arlington the rest of the season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender