There comes a point in every professional ballplayer's career when they simply can't cut it anymore.
Sometimes it's due to a major injury, other times it's the years of wear-and-tear that they have subjected their bodies to that simply takes its toll and makes them ineffective. Whatever the reason, the days of being a productive major league player are firmly behind them.
More often than not, it's up to the team that they play for to drive that last point home—by designating the player for assignment.
We've seen it on more than one occasion so far in 2013, with players like Derek Lowe and Jon Rauch being DFA'd by Miami and Texas, respectively.
They won't be the last.
With that in mind, let's take a look at a handful of players around the game who have become a detriment to their respective team's success and who those teams would be best served by cutting ties with.