Know your waiver rules
How and why waiver deals get done in the month of August before setting potential playoff rosters.
Warning from the surgeon general: Trying to make sense of baseball's waiver system can be hazardous to your mental health.
There are all kinds of waivers for all different occasions. But essentially, here is how waiver deals can be made between Aug. 1 and the Aug. 31 deadline for setting potential playoff rosters:
Jayson Stark is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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