Per Jeff Wilson at the FWST:
Padilla clears waivers
As expected, Vicente Padilla has cleared waivers, according to a club official. No other team bit on the right-hander and the salary he would have brought to a new team.
It's possible, though, that the Rangers shocked Padilla's system. He realizes that the Rangers have a chance to win this year, and he can help them do that while also building his resume for free agency. The fact that none of the other 29 teams might have told him that he needs to get things together if he wants a decent job next season, assuming the Rangers don't pick up a $12 million club option.
-- Jeff Wilson