I exchanged texts with German Duran, who wants to stay with the organization. The feeling is mutual. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said he hopes Duran clears waivers. The way release waivers work is that other organizations have two business days to claim Duran. If he isn't claimed by Wednesday, he can re-sign with Texas. While it would seem like an easy move to claim Duran, that really isn't the case. He's on the minor league DL after having an appendectomy. Any team that claims him would be forced to put him on the major league disabled list.
- Anthony Andro