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Ken Rosenthal's latest says that Brian Giles has been claimed on waivers, and the Padres have 48 hours to work out a deal with the claiming team or pull him back.

But the part that grabbed my attention?  This:

The claiming team is not necessarily a contender. It is possible that a non-contender is willing to land Giles with the idea of keeping him in 2009. The Blue Jays and Rangers considered trading for the Mariners' Raul Ibanez, another left-handed hitting outfielder, before the non-waiver deadline. Ibanez is a free agent after this season. The Blue Jays were willing to offer him arbitration and have him return next year.

 I'm trying to figure out why the Rangers would want another lefty hitting DH who is defensively stretched in left field.  They already have a bunch of DH/OF types, and Frank Catalanotto (who, granted, isn't the hitter Ibanez is) isn't getting much playing time as it is.

The only thing I can figure is that the Rangers liked the idea of getting draft picks for him after the season, and were willing to part with lesser talent in order to try to get the draft picks at the end of the year (assuming Ibanez didn't accept arbitration when it was offered).

Or Rosenthal is wrong.