>ESPN seems to think a deal could be in place by tomorrow. Who
>knows. The only team in-division who would really want to
>block this is the Yankees. However, thanks to the percentages,
> the Red Sox take precedent on the waiver wire (as I
>understand it), so it's pretty much settled that the Sox can
In the above link, it indicates that Lopez already cleared waivers yesterday, so it makes sense why the press would say it was all but a done deal.