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Chris McGuiness to be offered back to Texas

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Chris McGuiness, selected from the Rangers by the Indians in the Rule 5 Draft, will not be on the Indians' Opening Day roster

Chris McGuiness
Chris McGuiness

Jordan Bastian of has tweeted that first baseman Chris McGuiness will not make the Opening Day roster for the Cleveland Indians.

Since the Indians selected McGuiness from the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft, that means that the Indians will put McGuiness on waivers, and if he clears, will be offered back to the Rangers.

Bastian says that the Indians would like to work out a deal to keep McGuiness in the organization, but there's no telling what they would be willing to give up to keep him.

McGuiness, 24, had a solid but not great season for AA Frisco in 2012, and then followed that up with a solid Arizona Fall League campaign. That wasn't enough for Texas to add McGuiness to their 40 man roster, but it was enough to prompt the Indians to grab him in the Rule 5 Draft.

The Rangers selected Coty Woods in the Rule 5 Draft from Colorado. Woods, like McGuiness, is not going to make the Opening Day roster, most likely, but is someone the Rangers would like to keep.