Team A wants to move a player to the minors who is out of options, Team A puts the player on waivers, and he is claimed by team B. Team B then tries the player out on the big league squad for a while, and like Team A decides they want the player in the minors, so they have to put him on waivers.
Now for the quesitons...
- How long must team B wait before putting the player back on waivers?
- Can team A claim the player back?
What I'm getting at with question 2 is this... say you've got an out-of-options player with a lot of upside who for whatever reason isn't a fit on any major league roster (like Vance Worley if he has a really bad start to the year). Multiple teams that want this player in their system, but no one wants him on the 25 man roster. How does this get sorted out? Say the Twins are Team A and Worley is the player. Could the Twins get Worley back and put him in the minors if he were claimed and subsequently waived by another team?