The Scott Barnes era in Texas has come to an end.
Barnes, who was designated for assignment last week in order to open up a 40 man roster spot, has been claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Stefan Stevenson on Twitter.
Barnes, a 27 year old lefthanded pitcher, was claimed on waivers from the Orioles by the Rangers on December 8. About a week and a half prior to that, Barnes had been purchased by the Orioles from the Indians.
Barnes was never expected to make it to spring training on the 40 man roster -- instead, he was someone the Rangers nabbed on waivers, in the hopes that they could then run him through waivers later in the offseason, and then outright him to the minors. The Jays will no doubt put Barnes on waivers in the next week or two, in order to pursue the same goal.
Since Barnes had been removed from the 40 man roster already, this doesn't impact the Rangers' 40 man roster situation, which currently stands at 40.