The Orioles have placed Rule 5 outfielder Aneury Tavarez on outright waivers, according to industry sources.
The waiver period on Tavarez ends Friday. At that point, either another team has claimed him or he returns to his original club, the Boston Red Sox. The latter would allow the Orioles to work out a trade to keep Tavarez in the organization but not on the major league roster.
While on outright waivers, a player can still play, as Tavarez did when he entered Wednesday’s 15-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays as a defensive replacement.
In the meantime, 28 other clubs will have the chance to claim Tavarez, and in doing so will have to carry...