What's waivers for, then?

By Jason Wojciechowski on August 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Rotoworld says that Trevor Hoffman has been put on waivers and someone claimed him. However: "A deal is unlikely as he wants to remain in Milwaukee and GM Doug Melvin has indicated any waiver deal is highly unlikely." So, um, why'd they put him on waivers?