According to the Dallas Morning News Seamheads blog, two Braves scouts attended Thursday’s Rangers-Angels game.
Evan Grant theorizes that the Rangers may have claimed Andruw Jones to block the Angels. He also described the scouts’ attendance as "unusual."
Said Buster Olney today on Jones:
"If they don’t trade him today without getting his approval then they never will be able to. If Jones is in the lineup against the Reds this afternoon, we’ll know he’s staying, at least until the offseason."
Andruw deemed it "rude" that the Braves are keeping him in the dark about this waiver business. But John Schuerholz did say "He should know that we would talk if a trade was imminent."
I would’ve suggested that the Braves and Rangers were discussing Chris Reitsma or John Thomson, but both look to be out for the season. Still, waiver trades are almost never as interesting as Andruw Jones.