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Texas Rangers rumors: Neal Cotts reportedly claimed on waivers

Per Jon Heyman, Texas Rangers reliever Neal Cotts has been claimed on waivers

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Texas Rangers rumors:  Neal Cotts, the Rangers' lefthanded reliever, has been claimed on waivers, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter.

Assuming that Cotts was claimed yesterday, that would give the Rangers until tomorrow to work out a deal with the claiming team.  If they can't agree to a trade, the Rangers can either pull Cotts back off of waivers, or let Cotts go to the claim team for $20,000.

Cotts is a free agent after the season, and has a relatively inexpensive contract that pays him $2.2 million for the 2014 season, so it makes sense that any contender would claim him, despite Cotts not having pitched as well as he did in 2013.  The Rangers have indicated an interest in extending him, so if the claiming team isn't willing to part with anything to get Cotts, I'd expect the Rangers to pull him back and keep him for the rest of 2014.