Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/8/12

The Texas Rangers placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on waivers so he can be given his unconditional release, ESPN Dallas reported Wednesday.

Torrealba was designated for assignment after the Rangers traded for catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Torrealba will become a free agent if he is not claimed by another team by 1 p.m. ET on Friday.

Torrealba hit .236 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 45 games with Texas.

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