The team has announced Leon has cleared waivers.

On Sunday, the Red Sox placed Sandy Leon on waivers after reportedly shopping the veteran catcher days prior. A team had 48 hours to claim Leon or he could then have the option to accept a minor league assignment from the Red Sox.

The Red Sox just announced that Sandy Leon has cleared waivers and that he was out-righted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Leon has yet to make a decision, reports Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham. He has 48 hours to do so. The whole situation is a little confusing, but Chris Hatfield from Sox Prospects explained it pretty well in this tweet:

This situation could play out pretty well for the Red Sox, who could have catcher depth in the minors in case something happens to Swihart or Vazquez. However, I feel for Leon, who has had a roller coaster week. I wish him nothing but the best.

Photo Credit: Picture of Sandy Leon, NBC Sports