When the Mets traded Billy Wagner to the Boston Red Sox, they were going to receive two players to be named later in return.
One of those players was Eddie Lora. The other was Chris Carter. Carter was put on waivers with the intention that he would be shipped to the Mets. The Yankees threw a wrench in that plan. The Sox pulled him back and had to keep him on the 40-man.
From where I’m standing this could mean one of two things for the Mets. One, another team may claim Carter, further complicating the trade between the two teams. Or two, the Mets claim Carter (if he gets to them in the waiver process) and finally complete the deal.
Here’s what it means for the Mets:
From Nick Migliore in the comments…
This is not the case. He was only designated for assignment, not waived, so nobody can claim him. The Red Sox have 10 days to decide what to do with him now (assign him, trade him, or release him).. Once the season ends the Sox and Mets will complete the deal.
And from Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post on Twitter…
It appears he's going to be traded to the Mets on Monday, the day after the season.