Thought this merited its own thread. Strictly a waiver claim so far as we know.

Elias, the new Baltimore GM, was with the Astros when they drafted Ruiz in 2012 for above slot $1.85 million.

Perhaps most importantly, he has an option left and would not be exposed to the Rule V should he be sent down.

For the Braves, it gives them an opening on the 40-man roster with the Rule V draft coming up Thursday.