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Rangers cut ties with Padilla

Updated: August 17, 2009, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are cutting their ties with pitcher Vicente Padilla.

The Rangers put the right-hander on unconditional waivers Monday for the purpose of releasing him. The Rangers say he's expected to clear waivers and become a free agent on Wednesday.

The Rangers designated Padilla for assignment on Aug. 7, beginning a 10-day period in which the club could trade or release him, or assign him outright to the minor leagues.

Padilla was 8-6 with a 4.92 ERA ...

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