LaRue: Sexson wasn’t claimed on waivers
msb pointed us to this, in the TNT:
Despite reports from ESPN, picked up by local blogs and beaten to death, Richie Sexson was never claimed on waivers this season. It simply didnâ€™t happen. Not by Detroit, not by Baltimore â€“ not by anyone.
The Mariners had Sexson and plenty of other players on waivers, but no one claimed him. If someone had, theyâ€™d be the proud owner of Sexson today. The Mariners wanted to move him, and hoped someone would put in a claim to block another team.
No one did.
I believe LaRue’s made this allegation before. If you look back through the Times/PI archives, there are references to the M’s testing the trade waters for Sexson but finding no takers, but I couldn’t find anyone either confirming or denying the waiver claim. Which seems odd, since that was a pretty big decision for the team (if they made it). And it’s entirely possible Jayson Stark got fed bad info: that happens allllll the time. But why would someone tell him the Tigers claimed Sexson and the M’s pulled him back? That seems odd.
Anyway, if LaRue’s right, then it’s likely that the team’s going to have to eat more salary to move him.