Yorvit Torrealba placed on release waivers

Catcher Yorvit Torrealba was placed on waivers Wednesday by the Rangers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. If he is not claimed, he will become a free agent at noon Friday.

Torrealba, who hit .236 with three homers and 12 RBIs this season, was designated for assignment on July 31 after the Rangers acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Cubs.