Twins Place Mauer On Waivers, Red Sox May Submit Claim
The Twins placed Joe Mauer on waivers Tuesday, according to a source.
There is already speculation that the Red Sox, who cut $275 million in salary obligations in a trade with the Dodgers over the weekend, could claim Mauer.
The Red Sox have long coveted Mauer, but general manager Ben Cherington has indicated that he will be more disciplined in regards to major contracts.
Mauer, 29, has about $142.5 million remaining on his contract, including $138 million from 2013 to 2018.
According to a source close to the Red Sox, they are unlikely to take on that much salary so soon after shedding the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.