Nearly a dozen players from five different MLB teams were placed on waivers earlier this week with a Thursday deadline to claim. Six of those players were taken by new MLB teams, with the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds each adding multiple players.

The Guardians took three Los Angeles Angels pitchers, including starter Lucas Giolito and relievers Matt Moore and Reynaldo Lopez. The Reds snatched a pair of outfielders in Harrison Bader and Hunter Renfroe. Dominic Leone, another reliever for the Angels, was claimed by the Seattle Mariners.

Three of the four players are confirmed to have passed through waivers unclaimed by the other 29 MLB teams. The fourth's future is still a bit uncertain.

Jose Cisnero – Tigers RP

Cisnero was placed on waivers by the lowly Detroit Tigers despite having an MLB career-high in strikeouts per nine innings this season. He's pitched in 55 games so far for the Tigers, recording a 5.22 ERA. He does have a pair of wins and saves, but his 10.42 ERA across the last two months shows some major inconsistencies.

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Cisnero was a good pitcher from 2019-2022, all of which he spent with the Tigers. He had a 3.26 ERA in 159 MLB games. It's been mostly struggles this season though for the 34-year-old and Detroit saw fit to give him to another team to give him a possibility to thrive in a new clubhouse.

There has only been one report regarding Cisnero's status and it appears he was unclaimed and will stay with the Tigers. Though there is yet to be confirmation from Detroit or any other reporters, Jose Cisnero for now remains with the Tigers.

Mike Clevinger – White Sox SP

In perhaps the most surprising move, Mike Clevinger went unclaimed and will return to the Chicago White Sox. Though not the Cy Young Award candidate he used to be, Clevinger has pitched well this season in Chicago, posting a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts.

Clevinger is not going deep into games, tossing six quality starts to this point, but he's been an effective MLB pitcher and has experience pitching in the postseason. No contending teams wanted him though and he'll finish out the season with the White Sox before potentially hitting free agency.

Randal Grichuk – Angels OF

Another one that comes as a surprise, Grichuk has had a decent season to this point but didn’t wind up with a new team. He was acquired by the Angels on July 30 after hitting over .300 with the Colorado Rockies but has not found the same success with the Angels.

Grichuk is hitting .168 in 28 games with LA. He's another veteran who has over 50 postseason plate appearances. A contending team can never have enough outfield help, but Randal Grichuk didn't make the cut this year.

Carlos Carrasco – Mets SP

Carrasco has been abysmal for the New York Mets this season, recording a 6.80 ERA in 20 starts. That's no small sample size and for a 36-year-old pitcher who's dealt with injuries in each of the last three seasons, it could spell the beginning of the end.

Carrasco stays with the disappointing Mets as his disappointing year continues. He'll be a free agent at the end of the season.