D'Backs starter Jon Garland has cleared waivers, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Now the team can trade him to any one of the clubs seeking rotation help without restriction. Morosi hears that Garland is one of the more appealing starting pitchers available, in spite of his considerable contract. The righty makes $6.25MM this year and will receive $2.5MM if his team doesn't want to pick up the $10MM mutual option for next year.
The D'Backs decided not to trade Doug Davis when the Brewers claimed him earlier in the month, but it's unclear if they're looking for more than salary relief in a deal for Garland, who turns 30 next month. He has allowed 173 hits and 50 walks in his 25 starts and he only has 74 strikeouts, but he's averaging over 6.0 innings per outing.